Rookies TN Stars yesterday provided the biggest upset in Carlsberg Cup Round of 32 when they stunned Lilongwe giants Civil Sporting Club 2-1 at Kasungu Stadium.
TNM Super League current top goal-scorer Stain Dave masterminded Civil’s downfall, scoring the all-important winning goal for the Kasungu-based outfit.
The hosts scored first through Trouble Banda but Civil got an equaliser from an own goal, before Dave secured the victory.
Coach Meke Mwase hailed his side’s character for the win in a match they were not given a chance to triumph.
TN Stars now face Red Lions who made it to the last 16 after a 2-0 victory over Nchalo United at Kalulu Stadium
The soliders scored through Steve Ziba and Boniface Kaulesi.
Be Forward Wanderers managed their first ever win at Karonga Stadium over Karonga United.
Bongani Kaipa headed in a Joseph Kamwendo cross before Mike Kaziputa doubled the lead to confirm Wanderers’ place in the last 16 much.
Coach Bob Mpinganjira said the Nomads are focusing on their round of 16 match against Dwangwa United.
Silver Strikers also had a close shave against rookies Lilongwe Veterans at Nankhaka Stadium.
They won 4-3 in a seven-goal-thriller from a Khuda Muyawa hat-trick and a goal from Prince Phiri for Silver and a goal from Maurice Kalidza and a Marcus Mwanyongo brace.
Silver now face Mafco in the last 16.
At Mulanje Park, Azam Tigers beat Kamuzu Barracks 3-2 to book a place in the next round.
The Kaukau boys will wait for the winner between Mchengautuba and Mighty Ivory.
Masters Security sailed through to the next round after overcoming Mzuni 8-7 in post –match penalties at Dedza Stadium.
They will play the winner between Cobbe Barracks and Airborne.
Blue Eagles narrowly beat MDF Marine 1-0 at Mangochi Stadium through Micium Mhone goal.
They face winners of the match between Ekwendeni Hammers and Steford.
Moyale Barracks had to rely on post-match penalties to overcome Bullets Reserve 6-5 at Kamuzu Stadium.
They will wait for winner between Changalume and Ngolowindo.
Meanwhile, defending champions Nyasa Big Bullets face Mitundu FC this afternoon at Kamuzu Stadium this afternoon.
Bullets assistant coach Eliah Kananji said they are not underrating the Chipiku League rookies.