Mighty Wanderers hitman Vincent Nyangulu has taken the lead in the FDH Bank Cup scorers’ chart after bagging a hat-trick in the Nomads’ 4-0 thrashing of Chitipa United at Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre on Saturday.
The win saw Wanderers joining seven other teams in qualifying for the cup’s quarterfinals.
Ntopwa’s Mphatso Magaleta has two goals with a chance of adding more as his team is in the quarterfinals.
Magaleta netted a brace in his team’s 3-0 thumping of Mzuzu Warriors in the round-of-32.
However, the creative midfielder failed to score in the round-of-16 when Ntopwa edged Sable Farming 5-4 on post-match penalties after regulation time ended goalless at Mpira Stadium in Blantyre.
Speaking after dumping Chitipa out of the cup on Saturday, Nyangulu said he was pleased with helping Wanderers to qualify for the last eight.
“It feels great to score and help my team win matches. The competition is coming to a difficult stage where you cannot take anything for granted. But I am ready to help my club to win silverware. I will do my best to win the golden boot award but the team comes first,” Nyangulu said.
Wanderers and Ntopwa are the only teams with players that have netted more than one goal.
The other teams in the last eight are Nyasa Big Bullets, Mafco, Rumphi United, Ntopwa, Silver Strikers and Dedza Young Soccer.
The quarterfinalists will know their opponents on a day Football Association of Malawi is yet to announce.
Eight players also have two goals each but have no chance to increase the tally as their teams were knocked out either in the round-of-32 or in the round-of-16.
These are Lloyd Njaliwa, Edgar Elson, Gilbert Chirwa, Mphatso Magaleta, Bernard Kaole, Jafali Maunde, Kondwani Chilembwe and Isaac Fischer.