December 10, 2016 by Staff Reporter
The inaugural Fisd Challenge Cup reaches the climax this Saturday when Kamuzu Barracks date Be Forward Wanderers in the finals at Civo Stadium in the capital city Lilongwe.
At stake is the ultimate MK10 Million winner’s prize with the losing finalist walking away with a K4 million consolation cheque.
The contest is set to attract a full house that will include Vice-President Saulos Chilima, Minister of Labour, Youth, Manpower Development and Sports Henry Mussa and FAM president Walter Nyamilandu.
In pre-match briefs, both teams predicted a tough encounter. KB currently lead the TNM Super League log table and are unbeaten in all competitions at Civo Stadium, which is their home ground.
On the other hand, the Nomads boast of being specialists in winning inaugural competitions.
KB captain Harvey Nkacha said despite their good form, they are wary of the Nomads good record in cups.
“It is going to be a tough match, but we are prepared. There’s a lot at stake for us and we will fight from the first to the last whistle,” said Nkacha.
On his part, Nomads battle-scarred midfielder Joseph ‘JK’ Kamwendo said: “It will be a tight match, but we are prepared to maintain our legacy of winning inaugural cup competitions. It will be wonderful to win a second silverware this season after the Carlsberg Cup.”
The last time the two teams mate was in the second round of the league in which KB emerged 2-1 winners, but in the first round, the Nomads won by the same margin.
Wanderers also emerged 2-0 winners when they met in the Carlsberg Cup.
Sponsors of the tournament, Fisd Limited brands manager Maxwell Phiri and FAM Competitions Manager Gomezgani Zakazaka said all is set for the finals.
A number of activities have been lined up such as live band performances, including Lulu and his Mathumela Band. There will also be acrobatic shows by soldiers from the Malawi Defence Force (MDF).
Source:Football Association Of Malawi