All roads lead to Bingu National Stadium in Lilongwe this afternoon for the FDH Bank Cup semifinal showdown between the domestic soccer crowd pullers–Nyasa Big Bullets and Mighty Mukulu Wanderers .
This is their 10th derby in all competitions at the Bingu National Stadium since 2017. Each side emerged victorious thrice and shared spoils in the other encounters.
The odds are certainly staked against the Nomads as they aim to break the seven years jinx of not deafeting their rivals in Cup games since Carlsberg Cup semifinal in 2015.
Buoyed by their new recruit, Robin Ngalande, highly billed to make his debut including Chiukepo Msowoya and Adeleke Kolowlo recoveries, the Nomads will likely go hunting spree to open an account for the showpiece’s final slot.
Their mentor, Alex Ngwira says his charges look forward to quench their thirst for a silverware this year, three years down the line after emerging as Fisd Cup Champions in 2018.
On the other hand, Bullets players cannot afford to miss out their game bonuses to K250,000 each if they win the match. They will certainly come guns blazing to quickly erase their recent painful early exit in Caf Champions league after losing 4-0 to Simba SC of Tanzania on goal aggregate.
Bullets mentor Kalisto Pasuwa hopes for for a positive result but could miss the services of Yankho Singo, Babatunde Adepoju, Lanjesi Nkhoma and Alick Lungu who are reportedly not fully recovered.
The winner between the two will play against Nyasa Bullets Reserve in the finals on 8 October at the Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre.
The Nomads cruised into the semifinals after freezing the accounts of Kamuzu Barracks, Dedza Dynamos and Kamuzu Barracks Reserve.
Their bitter rivals reached the semifinals after successfully conducting similar operations to Chitipa United, Moyale Barracks and Sable Farming.