By Staff Reporter
Capital City giants Silver Strikers have advanced to the FDH Cup semi-finals following a 4-2 penalty shootout win over Nyasa Big Bullets in the quarter-final at Silver Stadium on Wednesday afternoon.
The closely contested match, ended 2-2 after regulation time and it took penalties to separate the two sides.
The visitors took the lead 4 minutes into the game but Stain Davie equalised in the 35th minute.
In the second half, Bullets started the game on a high and Zicco Nkanda found the back of the net in the 54th minute.
Silver then again came from behind to level the scores in the 65th minute through Stain Davie who connected a Blessings Tembo’s free kick with a header to complete his brace.
In the penalty shootouts, Silver goalkeeper Charles Thom was the hero of the day after serving two penalties from defender Sankhani Makandawire and midfielder Henry Kabichi who replaced captain Chimwemwe Idana in the dying minutes of the match.
Levison Maganizo, Patrick Macheso, Chisomo Mpachika and Mark Fodya scored for the central bankers while Yamikani Fodya and Chimango Kayira scored for the People’s team.Prince Phiri missed Silver’s spot kick.
Silver will now face Mighty Wanderers as Ekwendeni Hammers play Rumphi United in another semi-final tie.
Dates and venues for the sem-finals will be announced by FAM Competitions Committee.