Moyale Barracks FC interim Coach, Charles Kamanga, says memories of their “painful” exit in the Airtel Top 8 Cup are still fresh, and has vowed to claim the 2017 Carlsberg Cup to compensate for the loss.
Kamanga was speaking after his side ousted Dwangwa United in the Carlsberg Cup round of 16, in a move that saw the Mzuzu-based soldiers marching into the quarterfinals of the competition.
They thrashed the lakeshore side 4-0 at Mzuzu Stadium on Wednesday.
Moyale led 3-0 at half-time through Khuda Muyaba’s strike and Lesman Singini’s double.
Substitute Winster Phiri completed the rout in the second half – heading in Dan Katunga’s corner-kick.
Earlier in the season, the Malawi Defence Force side surrendered a 2-0 lead to lose 3-2 at the hands of Be Forward Wanderers and eventually bowed out of the Airtel Top 8 Cup.
“Every time I think of the Wanderers game, it pains me so much. Those wounds are still fresh and they are giving us the enthusiasm to work harder in other competitions including this cup,” he said.
It was another disappointing performance from Dwangwa United, who have lost seven times in their previous 10 league matches.
They recently suspended their Coach, MacDonald Mtetemera, due to the team’s poor showing in the TNM Super League.
The team’s Vice Manager, Abdul Silva, cited lack of goals as the main problem rocking his side.
He however said that the team’s cup exit will help his players to concentrate on league.
“We have not performed so well today. We had a disorganised defence. Much as we are out of the Carlsberg Cup, all is not lost. We still have to keep fighting to maintain our place in the TNM Super League,” Silva said.
Red Lions and Nyasa Big Bullets are the two other sides that are already in the quarterfinals of the Carlsberg Cup.
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