Nyasa Big Bullets Reserves and The Boyz will this Sunday clash in the Nyasa Capital Finance Cup final at Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre.
Bullets Reserve thrashed Bangwe All Stars 4-1 in a semi-final return leg at Mulanje Park Stadium to sail through 8-1 on aggregate following their 4-0 first leg victory.
The Boyz secured a 3-2 triumph over TNM Super League candidates Sable Farming to wrap up their semi-final matches with 6-3 aggregate victory. They won the first leg 3-1.
On Saturday, Bullets Reserves scored through Emmanuel Savieli, Lyton Chinong’one, Stanley Billiat and Chikumbutso Salima while Kelvin Mandebvu scored the consolation goal for All Stars.
Savieli has since increased his tally on the scorers’ chart to 11 goals. He is followed by teammate Patrick Mwaungulu on eight goals and Sable Farming’s Friday Osaji on Seven goals.
Bullets Reserves coach Enos Chatama said they are happy to have kept alive their dream of winning all the regional silverware in this season.
So far they have won the ThumbsUp League and the PowerStart Tayale Cup,
Said Chatama: “We are happy to have reached the final. This gives us an opportunity to win a third consecutive silverware this season and we will do our best to achieve the feat.”
The Boyz coach Philemon Jumbe said they will leave no stone unturned to become the inaugural champions of the regional contest.
“We know it will not be an easy ride as we have to beat Bullets Reserves, who are probably the toughest team in the region. But we will have thorough preparations to boost our chances,” he said.
Over a month ago, Nyasa Capital Finance unveiled a K45 million three-year sponsorship for regional football association tournaments with each region getting K15 million, K5 million per season.
Sangala: We want to nurture talent
PHOTOGRAPH: COURTESY OF KIMPHO LOKA
The Football Association of Malawi (FAM) started a five-day national camp from yesterday for 30 players selected from the 2021 Fifa/FAM Under-14 district leagues.
The players were selected during the regional camps held in Blantyre, Zomba, Lilongwe and Mzuzu from November 26 to 28 2021.
FAM youth development officer James Sangala said the camp is aimed at polishing their skills and motivating them to graduate to other leagues.
He said: “Through the national camp, we also want to nurture the talent so that they become best players that can compete at international level because we have noted that Malawi has got talented players, but they lack proper development pathway.
“Coming to a national camp is a motivation to the boys and we believe this will make them work harder for more good things in the future. Even those who were not selected will also work hard for them to make it in the next season.”
Sangala said the 30 players will be trained by FAM regional football coordinators led by McWilliams Nkunika.
The boys will reside at Kanjedza Lodge and their training sessions at Mpira Stadium.
Commenting on the first season of the Fifa/FAM Under-14 league, Sangala said the season was a success though there were few challenges that the association will work on next season. “It was easy to coordinate the district leagues and with the help of National Youth Football Association, we have successfully completed the leagues with positive feedback from the districts,” he said.