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Overview on Nyasa Capital Cup ahead of central region’s round of 16

CRFA Chairman Austin Biton, Nyasa Capital Finance’s Escott Chinula present trophy to Silver Reserve FC in 2021

By Edwin Mbewe

LILONGWE-(MaraviPost)-The list of 16 teams to battle for supremacy in the Central Region Football Association Nyasa Capital Finance Cup 2021 edition as Kamuzu Barracks RSV defeat Mchinji Boma Strikers FC 2-0 in a replay match at Lilongwe Community ground.

After registering historical 48 goals in one game in Mchinji,the two sides were ordered for a replay after the fate failed to be determined through penalties due to the darkness that engulfed Mchinji Community ground.

Kamuzu Barracks Reserve FC planned well and finished the game in regulation time 2-0.The win for Chioko boys completed the list of 16 teams.

The round of 16 stage however is anticipated to kick off this coming Wednesday, and below is the list of the 16 teams; Kamuzu Barracks RSV FC, Airborne Rangers FC, Nsaru United FC, Blue Eagles RSV FC, Zaithwa FC, Dedza Young Soccer FC, St Gabriel Medicals FC, Villa FC, Kawinga FC, Ekas Freight Wanderers FC, Wimbe United FC, Santhe ADMARC FC, Green Rangers FC, Extreme FC, Dickson United FC and Simbi FC.

The 16 games in the round of 32 produced 111 goals. Six (6) games ended in post match penalties.

St Gabriel Medicals 0(4-2)0 Support Battalion FC, Zaithwa FC 1(4-2)1 Silver Strikers RSV FC, Shama FC 2(10-11)2 Villa FC, Dickson United FC 3(5-4)3 Amboya FC, Dwangwa United FC 2(4-5)2 Kawinga FC and Blue Eagles RSV FC 2(14-13)2 Mitundu Strikers FC.

Shocking and upsets results

The 2022 Central region Nyasa Capital Finance Cup produced some shocking and upsetting results as UNAYO Division One teams booted out the Premier division teams.

The 2021 Champions Silver Strikers RSV were shocked by Zaithwa FC in Dedza at Matumba ground through penalties 4-2 after regulation time ended 1-1.

Blue Eagles RSV also shocked Mitundu Strikers FC 14-13 in penalties after regulation time ended 2-2 while Nsaru United FC booted out another Chipiku Premier division league outfit Mbabvi United FC 1-4 away in Mbabvi during the launching ceremony.

Santhe ADMARC FC defeated Ngolowindo FC 3-2.

How many division one teams have reached round 16?

Five division one sides have reached the round of 16,these are; Santhe ADMARC FC, Blue Eagles RSV FC, Zaithwa FC, Dickson United FC and Nsaru United FC.

Here is how the 16 teams have been paired

Ekas Freight Wanderers FC against Blue Eagles RSV FC at Lilongwe community, Wimbe United FC versus Simbi FC at Pamanda ground, Kamuzu Barracks RSV will be up against Dedza Young Soccer FC KB ground, Nsaru United FC versus Airborne Rangers FC at Nsaru ground,St Gabriel Medicals to battle it out against Green Rangers FC at Namitondo ground, Kawinga FC versus Dickson United FC at Maliri ground, Villa FC versus Extreme FC at Mchinji community ground and Zaithwa FC will host Santhe ADMARC FC at Matumba ground in Dedza.

The battle for supremacy is anticipated to ignite fire as the package this year has been increased with the grant prize reaching MK1.5 million.

The 2021 Champions Silver Strikers RSV FC received MK1.2 million while this year’s champion will get MK1.5 million.Second placed will this year get MK600,000 MK100,000 higher to the 2021.

Third place will walk home with MK250,000 and Fourth place will pocket MK150,000 which is MK50,000 higher to that of 2021 edition respectively.

As per communication by CRFA fixtures secretary Wales Kazonde the games will be played on Wednesdays to give space for other leagues as they are running out of time.

MK8.3 million Nyasa Capital Finance Cup is projected to complete month end of November.

The last four teams who will win their quarterfinals games will battle for supremacy of the grand prize by playing the cup in a league format with each team anticipated to play each other home and away.

The team which will collect more points will be declared champion.

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