Azam Tigers are through to Fisd Challenge Cup last 16 after knocking out Civil Sporting Club on Tuesday, however, their victory turned into sorrow after they were involved in an accident at Mdeka in Blantyre.
The vehicle they were travelling in, a coaster and another vehicle belonging to Times Television collided, but there were no serious injuries, according to Tigers coach Patrick Kulemeka.
The Blantyre-based outfit beat Civil 5-4 through post-match penalties at an almost empty Civo Stadium.
Normal time had ended 1-1 as Sporting Club had to come from behind to cancel Tigers lead.
ChisimbiyeKanyika had put Tigers ahead just 46 seconds after recess but Sporting Club cancelled the lead through Innocent Tanganyika’s penalty after a handball in the box.
Both teams created good chances to win the game in regulation time but wastefulness and lack of composure in front of goal meant the match had to be decided through penalties.
Clifford Kankhuni, Precious Phiri, Bonda Mpinganjira, Innocent Msowoya and Hankey Machira converted for Tigers.
Fletcher Bandawe, Innocent Tanganyika, Rightous Banda and Christopher Chakana scored for Sporting Club whereas Patrick Thupi had his spot kick saved.
A downcast Sporting Club Coach Franco Ndawa bemoaned lost chances.
Kulemeka was a contrast of emotions to Ndawa as his face shone with joy after the deciding penalty.
In other Fisd Challenge Cup fixtures played yesterday, three more Super League teams are out of the competition.
Kamuzu Barracks thrashed Blantyre United 3-0 at Chilomoni Stadium.
Masters Security pulled a an upset at Balaka Stadium, knocking out Red Lions with a convincing 3-1 victory.
PremierBet Wizards are also out of the competition after losing 3-0 to Mzuzu University (Mzuni) FC at Mzuzu Stadium.
In Central Region battle, Holy Cross Ambassador beat Dedza Young Soccer 2-0.