Kamuzu Barracks (KB) and Blue Eagles on Tuesday regrouped to start their tune-ups for the Fisd Challenge Cup fourth edition final scheduled for this Saturday at Civo Stadium in Lilongwe.
KB assistant coach Temwa Msuku said they will leave no stone unturned to win the cup for the second time.
“We have returned to the pitch for training sessions after a week-long break to recover from fatigue that resulted from fixture congestion in the TNM Super League,” he said.
“Everybody in our team is now fresh both physically and psychologically as we start our preparations for the final this weekend.”
On the other hand, Eagles coach DeklerkMsakakuona said they started their preparations yesterday and they see brighter prospects on their hunt for Fisd Cup ultimate glory.
“The Fisd Cup is our only hope of ending the season with a trophy after missing the Super League title and the Airtel Top 8. Therefore, as we start our preparations, our eyes are set for glory,” he said.
Foundation for Irrigation and Sustainable Development (Fisd) Limited communications and marketing manager WezzieChiumia said building on the successes the competition had this year’s edition started, they are sure of having a grand finale packed with good and competitive football.
“As you recall that since the launch, no team wanted to bid farewell to this richest cup on the land and it is more likely that none of the finalists would want to miss the glory,” he said.
Chiumia added that football-loving Malawians should expect a lot of fun as musician SkeffaChimoto will spice up the final alongside Kufewa Acrobatics, Salama Africa Dance Crew from Dzaleka Refugee camp.
KB made it to the final after beating second-tier league outfit Hangover 4-1 in the semi-finals while Eagles booted out Silver Strikers with a 4-0 thrashing.
Be Forward Wanderers are the record winners of the competition having lifted the cup in 2016 and 2018. KB triumphed in 2017 and will be making their third final appearance.