Nomads March On With Convincing Win Over Soldiers
"We played very well and deserved the win," said Nomads coach Peter Mponda.
BLANTYRE, Malawi-Mighty Mukuru Wanderers has progressed to the semi finals of the Castel Cup after defeating Moyale Barracks FC by three goals to nil in a match played today at the Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre, writes Benjamin Nyirenda.
The Nomads, as Mighty Mukuru Wanderers are commonly known, broke the deadlock in the 42nd minute of the first half courtesy of a well taken close range tap in from Misheck Botomani who later completed his brace in the 44th minute to increase the Nomads advantage going to the halftime break.
In the second half, the Nomads maintained control of possession and attacked relentlessly in search of an insurance goal.
Their persistence paid off when substitute striker Vincent Nyangulu hammered home a rebound in the 83rd minute to seal the 3-0 victory.
Moyale's frustrations boiled over late as striker Robert Mphezi saw red for a reckless tackle on Zulu.
His dismissal left his side a man down as they tried in vain to get back in the match.
With the win, the Nomads advance to the semifinals where they'll face the winner of the quarterfinal between rivals FCB Nyasa Big Bullets and Northern giants Ekwendeni Hammers.
In the other semi, underdogs Bangwe All Stars will battle the victor of a matchup between favorites Silver Strikers and Blue Eagles.
The semifinals and finals of this year's Castel Cup promise high drama, as the winner will take home a record K50 million prize.