Mighty Wanderers FC chairperson George Chamangwana on Monday admitted that parting ways with the Standard Bank Knockout Cup was a painful experience.
The Nomads’ two-year Standard Bank Knockout Cup reign was brought to an end last Saturday when they lost in the semi-finals to Silver Strikers at Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre. The match was decided by penalties.
“It was a very painful experience for us considering that apart from being the holders, this was the only realistic chance we had to win a silverware this season,” said Chamangwana.
Nomads coach Gerald Phiri also admitted that realistically, his team has no chance of fighting for league honours, but perhaps fighting to finish on a good position.
“We tried our best, but then penalties are a lottery and I should admit that we were not good enough when it came to penalties,” said Phiri.
Silver have reached the finals of the tournament four times—more than any other team, but have won it only once.
Wanderers and Moyale are the only teams that won the cup twice. The other teams that have won it are Azam Tigers and Blue Eagles.