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Southern Region Football Association conducts Carlsberg Cup draw

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This season’s Carlsberg Cup competition is all set to kick off in the Southern Region as a draw was conducted Tuesday for the 32 teams that registered.

Southern Region Football Association (SRFA) organised the draw at BAT Ground in Blantyre where all the participating teams were represented.

The teams will be battling for eight slots set aside for their region at the national stage of the event.

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SRFA Vice General Secretary, Kingsley Simbeye, described the draw as a success as all team representatives participated.

“The draw has been conducted and we are currently working on venues and dates. We will then release a complete fixture for all the games. We have done our best to ensure that every participating team knows the rules and regulations of the competition. They already know that this is a knockout tournament and they have to do well to progress,” he said.

Carlsberg Malawi Limited sponsors the Carlsberg Cup to the tune of K40 million.

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This year’s competition will involve 48 Premier Division teams and all Super League teams.

Regional teams will compete in the qualifiers to produce three finalists from the North, five from the Centre and eight from the South.

Southern Region teams will play as follows: Nyasa Big Bullets Reserve vs Ndirande Icons, Chikwawa United vs Be Forward Wanderers Reserve, Bond Tech vs Balaka Eagles, Jali Rangers vs Zomba United, Invincible Tigers vs Mangochi Challengers, Mwanza Boarder vs Nsanama, Mangochi United vs Bvumbwe United, MDF Marine vs Nyambadwe Nyalapa, Cobbe Barracks vs Nazikambe, Hard Knockers vs Michiru Madrid, White Eagles vs Naming’omba, Polytechnic vs Hangover, Prison United vs Ginnery Corner.

Be Forward Wanderers will defend the cup after winning it last season on post-match penalties against Silver Strikers.

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