Nomads face Moyale Barracks again in Fisd Cup
In as far as playing Moyale Barracks this season is concerned, Be Forward Wanderers cannot just avoid the wounded soldiers.
After beating Moyale in the TNM Super League first-round, semi-finals of Airtel Top 8 Cup and Carlsberg Cup, Moyale stand in the way of the Nomads again.
This time around, Wanderers will start their Fisd Challenge Cup title defence with a tricky away first-round match to Moyale in Mzuzu.
This follows a draw held at Mpira Village, Chiwembe Township, in Blantyre Wednesday.
The draw pitted 57 teams from district Presidential Cup champions to top-four Premier Division teams from each region against each other.
The draw for regional and district teams also took place Wednesday.
But anxiety gripped the room at Mpira Village when draw master, Casper Jangale, announced that it was the turn of Super League teams to be paired.
In other fixtures, Civo Sporting Club were paired against Azam Tigers FC with Red Lions set to face Masters Security FC.
Speaking after the draw, Wanderers Team Manager, Steve Madeira, admitted that they face an uphill task against Moyale.
“We have no choice because this is how the draw has been conducted. We have beaten them thrice and I know they are still feeling pain. They will seek revenge but, as champions, we are ready to defend the cup,” Madeira said.
However, Moyale Barracks Assistant Coach, Charles Kamanga, believes it is their turn to defeat Wanderers.
“We have welcomed the draw. We all know where we are coming from. We just need to do our home-work and win this time around,” Kamanga said.
Another tricky fixture involves Silver Strikers and Mafco whereas Nyasa Bullets FC date Dwangwa United.
Meanwhile, Football Association of Malawi Competitions Committee Vice- Chairperson, Daud Ntanthiko, has said the launch-match of the cup would be between All Stars from Lilongwe and Sikiza FC from Nkhotakota. The launch is scheduled for Saturday in Dwangwa.
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