Nyasa Big Bullets played uninteresting kind of football, no any attempt to silver striker’s goal which paved a way for them to be o of the Fisd challenge cup following 1-0 loss bankers at Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre on Wednesday afternoon.
The Bankers played well as if they were at their home ground; Thuso Paipi gave pressure to Bullets players as he demonstrated tactics that threatened another side ever since match kick-off.
Nyasa Big Bullets were reduced to mere underdogs; by substitute Blessings Tembo’s bullet header in the second half was enough to send the Central Bankers into the last 8 of this cup.
Speaking after the final whistle, Silver Coach Lovemore Fazili said that they could have beaten Bullets with more goals had it not been for poor officiation.
“It was unfortunate to see how the game was being officiated. We had a good game only that Bullets were a bit physical but the officiating panel could not read that. But am happy that we are through to the quaterfinals,” said Fazili.
While Bullets Coach Lloyd Nkhwazi accepted the defeat and congratulated Silver for the victory.
“Let me start by thanking Silver for going through. We had a poor game and didn’t deserve to pass through such a strong side. We have been affected by the injuries. It’s part of the game and now we focus on the league,” said Nkhwazi.
Elsewhere, At Nankhaka Stadium, Blue Eagles had a 1-nil victory over struggling Civo Service United to join Zolozolo, Dwangwa United, Be Forward Wanderers and Silver Strikers into the last eight of the cup.
Round of 16 matches are expected to be completed this coming Saturday in a battle of all lower league sides.