Nyasa Big Bullets yesterday scooped the last Presidential Cup semi-final slot after a 4-0 win over Northern Region Simama Premier League side Kabwafu FC at Mzuzu Stadium.
Kabwafu were on fire in the opening minutes of the match as they dominated possession, but Bullets stepped up their game and almost got a goal in the 12th minute through Muhammad Sulumba who was denied by Kabwafu goalkeeper Edson Phiri.
But Phiri failed to stop Sulumba’s thunderous shot from man-of-the-match Henry Kabichi’s cross in the 22nd minute.
Five minutes later Kabichi provided the assist for defender-cum-midfielder Bashir Maunde to connect home.
Captain Chiukepo Msowoya made it 3-0 from the spot in the 45th minute after Pilirani Mzonda was fouled in the box by Kabwafu defender Christopher Njikho.
Chiukepo completed a brace in the 79th minute after a thunderous shot thanks to a Zonda cross.
Bullets face Mafco who made it to the semi-finals after beating neighbours Dwangwa United in the quarter-final.
Nomads will face Moyale Barracks who beat Epac FC 2-1 to qualify for the semi-finals.
Bullets team manager Rahim Ishmael described Kabwafu as a good side that gave them a good run.
“We are happy with the result. Our boys played well, however, Kabwafu is not a bad side, they gave us a good run,” he said.
Kabwafu coach Sam Mperu accepted the defeat, saying Bullets played better and deserved the win.
The semi-finals will be played on July 2 and 3 while the final is scheduled for July 16. n