Football Association of Malawi (FAM) Women Cup will get into the semi-final stage this Saturday at Chiwembe Technical Centre ground in Blantyre following the completion of quarter-final fixtures last weekend.
According to Southern Region Women Football Committee (SRWC) fixtures secretary Wilson Ndelemani, defending champions Blantyre Zero will take on Prison FC while Ntopwa Super Queens will face Dreams United.
All the semi-finalists, except Prison FC, earned 2-0 bonus quarter-final victories each after their opponents failed to turn up at their match venues.
Ntopwa, Blantyre Zero and Dreams were supposed to meet Zomba City Queens, Mangulenje Stars and Chikwawa respectively. Prison thrashed hosts Balaka Sisters 4-0 through Olipa Banda’s brace and strikes by Linda Chilewe and Maureen Dasasu.
National Women Football Committee (NWFC) chairperson Severia Chalira told The Nation yesterday that regional battles in the Centre and the North will begin this weekend.
She said the North delayed to complete their district encounters in Rumphi and Karonga, but she could not say why the Centre had not yet finalised matches at district level.
“However, we expect the regional finals to be completed within the next two weeks,” she said.
Southern Region will have the best two teams qualifying for the national finals slated for October 17 in Blantyre for being hosts while the Centre and North will usher in only their regional champions.