Mzuzu University FC becomes the first TNM Super League team to be knocked out of FISD Chalenlge Cup after a 2-0 defeat away to Blue Eagles at Nankhaka yesterday.
The game started brightly for Mzuni until the second half where Blue Eagles scored their first goal in earlier stages through Wonder Jeremani, and scored the other through Chisomo Chilasa later in the game to make it 2-0 and win the game for Eagles.
The win took Eagles to the round of 16 of the Cup.
Mzuni coach, Gilbert Chirwa, accepted the defeat on fatigue, but complained that poor refereeing also affected the game.
“The team did not play well as it normally does. We arrived late at around 2 am for the game, so I think the players were affected by fatigue. Another thing if you can recall, the free kick that was given to Eagles for the first goal was not genuine. We have lost but will just encourage the boys so that they should concentrate more in the coming league games,” he complained in post-match interviews.
On the other hand, Eagles coach, Deklerk Msakakuona, admitted that Mzuni showed a hardworking spirit and played well than his team.
“We have won against a good team; they fought on from the start to the end. But you know in a game of football, mainly in cup games, one team has to go out and the other has to go on. But it was a tough game for sure,” he admitted.
Today in FISD Cup, TN Stars will play Moyale at Kasungu Stadium and Civil Sporting Club will battle it out against Karonga United at Civo Stadium.