Mozambique-based on-and-off Flames striker Schumacher Kuwali scored his first hat-trick in Mozambique when he inspired Ferroviario de Nampula to a 4-1 comeback win against Sporting de Pemba in Mozambique Cup on Sunday.
Kuwali scored all the three goals in the first half and his compatriot Zicco Mkanda completed the rout late in the second half.
The former Blue Eagles striker, who is the second top goal scorer in Mozambique’s Mocambola League with five goals, said the hat-trick has taken his tally in the cup to six.
“I scored two goals against Sporting de Nampula and one against Benfica de Nampula in the preliminary round,” he said.
The striker said he was over the moon with the goals and most importantly to reach the round of 16.
“It’s always good to score, but it’s even better to win. I am excited with my first hat-trick as a professional,” said Kuwali.
The game also welcomed another Malawian midfielder Ndaziona Chatsalira who was sidelined for a month with an injury.
The former Silver Strikers player had a hand in Kuwali’s second goal as well as Mkanda’s goal.
Ferroviario de Nampula will date Desportivo de Nacala in the round of 16. n