By McLloyd Kudzingo
A perfect hat-trick from Vincent Nyangulu helped Mighty Wanderers overcome Chitipa United 4-0 and cruise into the FDH Cup quarter-finals.
Nyangulu scored his first for the day just five minutes into the game before his glanced header that saw the Nomads leading 2-0 in the 37 minute.
Nyangulu completed his hat-trick in the second half before Peter Wadabwa hit the last nail in Chitipa United’s coffin in the 88th minute.
Speaking after the game, Mighty Wanderers Assistant coach Albert Mpinganjira said he was delighted with the victory and that the team will try as much as possible to win the inaugural K90 million cup. He said, ” I would like to thank the boys for putting up a spirited performance. We had a plan and the team played according to the plan. I am very happy,”
Chitipa United team manager Watson Kawaye accepted defeat saying Wanderers were just a better side on the day.
“They were very strong in the midfield where we kept on loosing balls. We tried to make afew changes in the second half but to no avail. Wanderers really out played us today,” he said.
In another round of 16 match, goals from the in-form Frank Banda and Duncan Nyoni were enough to take Silver Strikers into the quarter-finals as they beat Moyale Barracks 2-0.
In Mzuzu, veteran defender Harry Nyirenda scored the only goal of the match which helped
Ekwendeni Hammers beat Wanderers Reserves 1-0 at Mzuzu Stadium.
Saturday’s results means Wanderers, Silver and Ekwendeni have joined Mafco, Ntopwa FC and Rumphi United in the quarter-finals.
On Sunday, Nyasa Big Bullets will take on Tigers FC at Kamuzu Stadium while the area 30 side Blue Eagles FC face Dedza Young Soccer at Nankhaka Stadium.