Carlsberg Cup national phase gets rolling

Silver will face Poly

The 2017 Carlsberg Cup national phase will get into life on Wednesday afternoon with five matches lined up as teams fight for places in the round of 16.

2014 champions NMC Big Bullets host Civil Sporting Club in probably the game of the day at the Chilomoni Stadium.

This is one of the three matches pairing all Super League teams and Bullets coach Elijah Kananji said they are geared for the game.

“We have missed three Cups in between and it’s time we got it right this time around. The match has come at a good time as we are now doing well,” said Kananji.

Civo team manager Gabriel Chirwa said the servants are on a mission to start a new lease of life with a silverware.

“The team assembled after bringing together Epac and Civo players as well as players from other clubs. So we can say it is new and we need to win this Cup to boot our confidence of doing well in the league,” said Chirwa.

In another all Super League encounter on Wednesday Dwangwa United will host Mzuni FC at Chitowe Stadium. Azam Tigers will play host to second tier league side Cobbe Barracks at Kalulu Stadium.

Elsewhere Moyale Barracks travel to Balaka to face Mwanza Boarder United while Kamuzu Barracks will play Mtsiliza at Civo Stadium.

On Thursday last year’s runner up Silver Strikers will play Polytechnic while Chitipa United will host Nchalo United.

On Saturday there are two matches as MDF Marine face Jidi FC at Mangochi Stadium while Beforward Reserves will play Kasungu Police at Chilomoni Stadium.  The only match on Sunday will pit TN Stars and Prison United at Nankhaka.

The remaining matches will be played in midweek next week.

The Tournament statistics So far after Regional preliminary Round

TOURNAMENT STATS

Matches Played: 41
Goals scored: 120
Biggest victory:                    
Nchalo United 6 Mighty Ivory 0 (Southern Region)

Michiru Madrid 6 Jali Rangers 0 (Southern Region)
Most goals in a game: 6 – Nchalo United 6 Mighty Ivory 0 (Southern Region)

Michiru Madrid 6 Jali Rangers 0 (Southern Region)

Kasungu Police 4 Airborne 2         (Central Region)

 

Six goals: Vincent Chabvi (Prison United)

Five Goals: Tony Bias (Nchalo United)

Four goals: Jack Bula (Balaka Eagles) Dan Dzinkambani (Ginnery Corner) Henry Jamper (Michiru Madrid) Chimwemwe Mhone (Airborne)

Three Goals:  Yotamu Maunde (MDF Marine) Phillip Kisyombe (Cobbe Barracks) Luis Thom (Naming’omba) Manowa Maseko (Mtsiriza), Wachitemwa Makndawire (Ekwendeni Hammers)

Two goals: Harold Banda ( Mwanza Border)Rodrick Douglas (Occasor) Gift Banda (Area 12 Stars) Kukhe Wunde (Chitedze), Zikani Kasambara ( Ekwendeni Hammers) Fred Chimaliro ( Rumphi Medicals)

One goal: Joseph Kankhuni ( Chikhwawa United) Levison Makoko ( Beforward Reserves),Adam Hadji( Bon Tech) Ernest Gama( Balaka Eagles), Dave Phiri (Mangochi Challengers), Ephraim NKhwazi, Friday Chiphwanya( Mangochi United), Dave Khalira, Aron Nsangawa ( Prison United) Osman Balaka, Hubert Bias, Titus Banda( NC halo United),Aubrey Phiri, Innocent Banda(Chimbalanga) Samuel Botomani, Gift Kalulu, Vinkhumbo Kalumwizo (MDF Marine), Mayeso Chakhudza, Lovemore Buleya, Frank Kadammanja (Michiru Madrid) Saineti Phiri ( Mwanza Border)Imran Break ( Nsanama), Ernest Petrol, Philimon Mbeta ( NMC  Bullets  Reserves),Funwell Fukizi, Dave Gondwe (Cobbe Barracks) Genius Mbawa  Nanzikambe, Temwa Banda,Precious Kasiye ( White Eagles) Emmanuel Masula ( Namin’gomba, Alexandro Kago( Polytechnic) Chipiliro Kalamula, Clement Makawa ( Support Battalion),Winstone Mwandira ( Airborne) Foster Saiti( Mtsiliza), Bason Masauko, Peter Lunga (Msundwe),Kumbukani Bota(TN Stars),Mabvuto Zulu, David Mthini (Area 25 Stars), Sammy Phiri, Prince Phiri, Hope Siu, Aziz Golodzera( Kasungu Police), Foster Saiti(Mtsiliza),Ntchindi Banda (Luwinga) Samia Simkonda, Rester Phiri, Pius Mwanza, Pempho Mtimuni,Khumbo Mtawali ( Mzuni Reserves) Brian Phiri, Gwalawala  Msowoya ( Fish Eagles),Loti Mwakisulu( Karonga United) Gerald Chama ( Ipota) Innocent Luhanga, Ben Mhango ( Chitipwiri) Samuel Mbidzi, Khumbo Mtawali( Rumphi Medicals)