Silver Strikers booted out Be Forward Wanderers in Airtel Top 8 after a 2-0 aggregate victory at Silver Stadium in capital Lilongwe on Tuesday.
Wanderers lost 1-0 in the quarter-final, return leg match, having faltered by a similar boundary at Kamuzu Stadium in commercial capital Blantyre a few weeks ago.
Silver have retained a semi-final tie against Masters Security FC who knocked out Kamuzu Barracks (KB) on an away-goal rule after the match ended 2-2 on aggregate.
Masters Security beat KB 1-0 at Dedza Stadium Tuesday courtesy of Cuthbert Sineta’s goal. The other semi-final match will involve Karonga United and Mzuni FC.
In a post-match interview, Silver Team Manager, Itai Nundwe said that they are proud of players’ hard working.
“We are proud of our players’ fighting spirit. We knew that Wanderers had hope of overturning the tables but our players did well to safeguard the lead,” Nundwe said.
In his part, Manyozo said the players were to blame for the loss.
“We had an early chance to change the complexion of the game but we missed it. We needed to do our best to utilise the chances we created,” he said.