By McLloyd Kudzingo
Silver Strikers and Blue Eagles have promised fireworks as the two teams lock horns in the first Airtel Top 8 semifinal match slated for this Saturday at Civo Stadium in Lilongwe.
The central bankers reached this stage after edging out their sworn rivals Civo Sporting while Blue Eagles knocked out Salima based soldiers Mafco FC in the quarterfinals.
Speaking in an interview ahead of Saturday’s clash, both Silver Strikers and Blue Eagles say they are ready for the show down.
Silver Strikers coach Lovemore Fazili said his team need to go all the way to defend the title and they are ready to show the Area 30 corps the exit door.
“It’s going to be a very tough game. We know our oponents play abit physical game but we are prepared for them and we will definitely sail through to the final,” said Fazili.
“We know playing Silver is a very difficult task. They are doing very well in the super league,better than us, but this is a cup game and it’s going to be a different game all together. Us as the technical panel and all the players are prepared to meet them and meet Bullets or Wanderers in the final,” said Msakakuona.
Meanwhile Airtel Malawi Communications manager Nora Chavura-Chirwa has said the company is satisfied with the Cup’s progress and has promised fans more existing things and promotions during this period.
“We are truly excited. It’s been an exciting season so far. People should expect alot of things, for example we are still running the competition where airtel subscribers are making predictions and winning different prises. We will also be going into the communities with different promotions for the people to win Airtel Top 8 T-shirts and Caps,” said Chirwa.
The second semifinal clash between Blantyre giants and Nyasa Big Bullets and Be Forward Wanderers will take place next Saturday on June 16 at the Bingu National Stadium.
Just like last year when Silver won the Cup, Winners of this year’s Airtel top 8 will walk away with a whooping K15 million.