The Football Association of Malawi (FAM) has said the final of the Standard Bank Knockout Cup will be staged on September 29.
FAM chief executive officer Suzgo Nyirenda said the venue of the final match will be determined by the bankâ€™s customers who will vote.
According to Nyirenda, the first legs of the quarter-finals will be staged on September 1 while the return legs are scheduled for September 15.
â€œThe semi-finals will be held on September 22,â€ said Nyirenda.
Prior to the preliminary final match between Big Bullets and Blantyre United on Sunday at Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre, Standard Bank added to the fun by lining up several exciting activities that included giving out branded golf shirts, T-shirts and water bottles.
That was not all. The bank also stormed townships in Blantyre with its accounts activating team and people were be able to open accounts.
This year, Standard Bank hiked the sponsorship package to K20 million (about $80 000) from K15 million (about $60 000), a development that will see the winning team cashing a K7 million (about $28 000) chequeâ€”it is indeed time to move forward.
Standard Bank has played a big role in moving the game forward by bringing to light talent such as John â€˜CJâ€™ Banda who has risen as the Flames key player by scoring vital goals.
â€˜CJâ€™ scored the equaliser when the Flames held Nigeriaâ€™s Super Eagles to a 1-1 draw in a 2014 World Cup qualifier. He was also on target when the Flames beat Chad 2-0 to qualify for the final round of the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.
Big Bullets claimed the last slot of the tournamentâ€™s quarter-finals after thrashing Blantyre United 4-1 on Sunday.