BLANTYRE-(MaraviPost)-Blue Eagles FC were on Sunday painfully matched off from FDH Bank Cup Pachema 2022 by Nyasa Big Bullets Reserve FC at Kamuzu Stadium.

The Policemen scored first through Chifuniro Mpinganjira who headed in Gaddie Chirwa’s pass past Bullets Reserve goalie at 35th minute into the first half.

Bullets Reserve player in Red

Bullets started the match on a high note with increased pace and created scoring chances but lacked composure and marksmanship hence failed to get goals.

Eagles however tried pressing hard to get the second goal before halftime but their center attackers Schumacher Kuwali and Chifuniro Mpinganjira kept misfiring with some of their efforts landing in Bullets RSV goalie’s hands.

Eliah Kananji, Blue Eagles FC Coach, substituted injured defender Sankhani Mkandawire for Franco Ndawa Jnr at 42th minute.

This also caused problems at the back of the Policemen as Emanuel Saviel, Chikumbutso Salima kept knocking until Mercy Kayira center referee blew the whistle to end the half with the visitors narrowly leading by a goal to nil.

The host Nyasa Big Bullets Reserve FC put the matter at level through Happy Mphepo from Chikumbutso Salima’s cross at 48th, early minutes of the second half.Enos Chatama substituted Wongani Kaponya for Chrispin Mapemba.

Eagles FC made another change at 76th minute taking out Micium Mhone who had grant performance especially in the first half for Trouble Banda.Blue Eagles FC were under siege for the better part of the second half as youthful Bullets kept showcasing beautiful and entertaining football.

As the game was thought to end in a draw and that the fate of the two would be decided through post match penalties, Mercy Kayira added 6 minutes which the reserve utilized as they scored at 94th through Lyton Chinong’one.

Nyasa Big Bullets Reserve FC will play their fellow Premier Division side Extreme FC who defeated another SRFA side Changalume Barracks FC 1-2 at Balaka Stadium through Beston Jimu and Maxwell Matewere’s goals scored at 3rd and 72nd minutes respectively.

Blantyre based giants Nyasa Big Bullets FC and Mighty Mukuru Wanderers FC will battle it out in the first semifinals after emerging victors over Chitipa United FC and Kamuzu Barracks FC with 0-2,4-1 margins respectively.

However one non- Superleague team are anticipated to play a Super League side in the finals of the MK90 million Prestigious FDH Bank Cup Pachema.

This will be the second time after 8 years for a lower league side to play finals with Super League team after Zomba United played Nyasa Big Bullets FC in 2014,in Carlsberg Cup.

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