Giants avoid each other in FDH Cup last 8

FDH Bank Cup

TNM Super League giants, Nyasa Big Bullets and Mighty Mukuru Wanderers have avoided each other in the quarterfinals of the FDH Bank Cup following the draw on Wednesday. 

Football Association of Malawi (FAM) and Cup sponsors, FDH Bank conducted the quarterfinal draw at Mpira Village in Blantyre which saw Nyasa Big Bullets pitted against Chitipa United, while Blue Eagles will be hosted by Nyasa Big Bullets Reserve.

Mighty Mukuru Wanderers will face fellow Super League side, Kamuzu Barracks.

The remaining fixture involves an all-regional league encounter between Changalume Barracks from the Southern Region, and Extreme FC from the Centre.

FDH Bank Head of Marketing and Communications Levi Nkunika, expressed excitement with how the games fared from the regional leagues. 

"As sponsors we are happy. For those who watched the match between Nyasa Big Bullets and Moyale in the round of 32, can testify that it was a cracker. This is the kind of entertainment we want to give to our customers," he said. 

FAM Vice President Justice Jabbar Alide shared Nkunika's sentiments but said they expect a more competitive encounter in the semifinals.

"We are guaranteed a place in the semifinals for the regional leagues. This is the what we want to give the teams a platform to showcase their talent," he said. 

Quarterfinal games are set for next weekend while semifinals will be played in the second week of September this year. 

The semifinal draw paired the winner between Bullets Reserve and Blue Eagles versus winner between Changalume and Extreme FC.

Winner between Chitipa and Bullets will play the victor between Wanderers and Kamuzu Barracks. 

This also provides another probability of having a Blantyre derby in the semifinals.