Nyasa Big Bullets Reserve and Mighty Wanderers Reserve have outlined their mission to frustrate big sides after qualifying for the national draw in the FDH Cup.
Bullets Reserve, who were seeded in the first round, defeated Mangochi United 3-0 to reach the national phase.
The team’s coach Enos Chatama was confident that his charges can shock top sides in the competition.
“This is a good start and we are looking forward to the national draw. We will not be intimidated by the top teams. We have a good squad that can defy odds,” he said.
Wanderers Reserve Coach Thom Milanzie said reaching the national phase has given them drive to polish up their flaws.
“It has been tough but we have leant a lot which will certainly help us in the other games. Qualifying for the national draw has been challenging and also a source of motivation to aim high. We know we will face a Super League side and it will be a good learning ground. They can overlook us at their own peril,” he said.
Wanderers first defeated Chinamwali FC 4-2 on post match penalties before overcoming MDF Marine 5-4 in the same manner.
Both Chatama and Milanzie were excited for being among teams that will receive K500,000 and uniform each, having qualified for the national draw.
Meanwhile, FDH Bank Marketing Manager Ronald Chinchere said they were keenly following developments in the competition.
“We have had successful games at regional level. We are now moving to the next level and we are excited with the progress of the leagues and the skills of the teams.
“Congratulations to the teams from the North and South that have qualified for national phase, it is time to get the reward for their hard work. As mentioned earlier, the teams will get K500,000, a jersey and two soccer balls. We strongly believe that these resources will help the regional teams prepare for the national phase. As we welcome Super League teams, we know that it will be competitive as we have seen very good football from the regional teams. The ultimate prize is K25 million so let us see who will get it,” he said.