Blue Eagles FC on Saturday made it to the quarter finals of the Fisd Challenge Cup after booting out Mafco Fc with a 2-0 win, in a highly physical game at Civo Stadium.
Eagles laboured to earn the victory as the game was characterised with a military like combat battle, with hard tackles from both sides, which most of them went unpunishable by the referee, to the disbelief of the fans.
This show did not spare both benches as at one point were involved in verbal war with opponents players.
Schumacher Kuwali started the damage in the 13th minute of the game beating an off side trap in, after Foster Biton provided the assist.
1-0 it was at half time.
Eagles captain Mecium Mhone put the game beyond Mafco’s reach in the 76th minute from a short range shot after Mafco’s defence were caught napping.
Blue Eagles coach Deklerk Msakakuona confessed that it was a hard laboured victory.
“The game was a too physical but we are glad that we have won. We know the journey will be tougher now but we are ready for it,” he said.
Mafco coach Stereo Gondwe blamed the defeat organisers of the competition.
“We were demolished with they told us in last minute that the venue has changed from Chitowe to Civo Stadium. The message came while we were already at Chitowe training, so this let us down,” he said
Eagles will wait for the draw to know their next opponents.
In another game, defending champions Mighty Be Forward Wanderers saw-off Masters Security 3-0 at Kamuzu Stadium.
Felix Zulu, Misheck Botoman and Mike Kadziputa were on target for the Nomads.