Innocent Bokosiâ€™s goals in either half of the match against Epac FC at Civo Stadium on Sunday earned Blue Eagles a final slot in the Fellowship Association of Malawi (Fama) Top Eight Trophy. After beating Epac 2-0, Blue Eagles will meet Big Bullets in the finals on a yet to be announced date and venue.
The match, which was played on a wet pitch, did not have a class touch associated with Super League action. It was more of a temperamental encounter.
However, Epacâ€™s Jafali Chande hit the net 15 minutes into the game, but referee Symon Juvinala blew for offside.
The disallowed goal briefly deflated Epac as they allowed Eagles midfield of Eliya Kabingu and John Banda to dominate the centre
Kabingu was the architect of the first goal. A minute before recess, he outpaced Noel Mlemba and Rodrick Douglas on the left-wing to float a ball in the box, which Bokosi tapped into the net following a scramble.
The introduction of TNM Super League top hitman Ishmael Thindwa by Epac in the second-half failed to bring inspiration as it was Eagles again who made the most chances with Banda and Mecium Mhone at the heart of the attack.
Band set up the second goal. After dribbling past Tsanzo Dalio and Bright Phiri, he let float a clever cross which unmarked Bokosi unmarked headed past Tione Tembo on goals for Epac.