Nyasa Big Bullets have managed to go to the quarterfinals of the Presidential Cup through penalty shootout against Blue Eagles at the Nankhaka Stadium in Lilongwe.
Both teams failed to score in the full normal given time which forced them to go into penalties where Bullets won 5-4.
The Eagles missed their opening penalty taken by Wister Phiri whereby Pilirani Zonda started for Bullets’ and scored. Eagle’s goalkeeper Chakonda Majanga served the second penalty for Bullets taken by John Lanjesi before Gilbert Chirwa levelled the scores to make it 1-1.
Thereafter, Blue Eagles scored all other penalties to be shot through Victor Nyirenda, Gregory Nachipo and Osward Maonga while Bullets also scored theirs through Yamikani Fodya, Chiukepo Msowoya and Muhammad Sulumba.
The suggested number of penalties to be kicked which was 5, exhausted and they proceeded into extra.
Macfallen Ngwira blasted his spot kick over the bar and when everybody thought the game is over, Eagles striker John Junior Malidadi steped in only to have his spot kick served by Bullets in form Kakhobwe.
As deliberately lengthens the time to mark the winner, the next Bullets penalty was again served by Eagles keeper.
Bashil Maunde scored the eighth penalty for Bullets which marked the end of race, made away out to the quarter final as Enock Likoswe missed the last kick that could have levelled the scores.
Speaking after the match, Blue Eagles Team Manager Gabriel Chirwa confessed that result has stolen their peace of the day; however he was painful saluted goalkeeper Majanga for serving two penalties.
On the other side of touch line, the team manager of Bullets, Rahim Ishmael was in uncontrolled happiness. He also praised the team goalkeeper Kakhobwe for serving the three penalties.
The Bullets will meet Kabwafu FC in the quarterfinal of cup.