CIVO Oust Big Bullets from Standard Bank Cup

big bulletsCivil Service United have been the first side to wing into the Standard Bank Knockout competition following their 2-1 victory over Big Bullets in an exciting match which attracted a good crowd at Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre on Mothers Day.
The People’s team were first to score through a powerful strike by Chiukepo Msowoya from a corner kick in the 18th minute.
However, CIVO fought very hard and it was not by surprise when they equalized through Raphael.
He also fired the winner and efforts by Henry Kabichi and Jafalie Chande were thwarted by the rock solid CIVO defence marshaled by John Lanjesi.
“We played very well and deserved to carry the day. I am very happy because the boys played according to instructions.
“All what we need now is to intensify our preparations for the final,” explained a delighted CIVO coach Oscar Kaunda.
On the other hand, outspoken Big Bullets Technical Advisor Billy Tewesa conceded defeat.
“We did not play our usual game. We have been punished for our own mistakes. Now we need to put an extra gear on the pedal for the remaining league games so that we should retain the TNM Super League crown,” he explained.
In another semifinal match, Mighty Be Forward Wanderers will be sorting it out against Blue Eagles in a game scheduled for CIVO Stadium in Malawi’s Capital, Lilongwe on Saturday.
Coach Eliah Kananji has said that his charges are ready for the battle. “Our preparations have been going on very well and we look forward to reach the final and hopefully lift the Standard Bank Cup,” Kananji said.
Reports reaching Maravi Express indicate that Blue Eagles have also been working very hard in preparation for the crucial match.