NRFA concludes Unayo Standard Bank Cup this week end


Confirming the development in Wednesday in an interview, General Secretary for NRFA,  Masiya Nyasulu said Young K Rangers from Chitipa would battle it out with Songwe Kamu Football Club of Karonga in the final match.

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He added that Chihame All Stars from Nkhata and Likoma’s Ulisa FC would face each other for the third position at Luwinga Sports Complex Centre in Mzuzu.

Nyasulu urged soccer lovers to turn up in large numbers for the matches.

“Basically as an association, we appreciate the sponsors. Football teams and soccer lovers in the region are very excited about the introduction of this cup and this will go a long way in football development in the region and the country as a whole.

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Chitipa Young K FC before semi-final match against Chihame All Stars at Base Ground in Chitipa- Pic by Walughano Lumbira- Mana

Look at the teams which will battle for the third position, this only proves that we have talented footballers in the north. Therefore, let us all come and watch these matches,” he said.

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Nyasulu said that the cup’s period was prolonged due to a shortage of referees.

“We had a lot of games to be played with few referees who were also assigned to officiate Super League games, Simso Innobuild games, Nyasa Capital Finance Cup, and Unayo Cup hence it was quite a challenge,” he added.

Head Coach for Songwe Kamu FC, Arnold Mwangomba said his team was more than ready to beat the Young Lions of Chitipa and get hold of the Unayo Cup since Karonga Stadium was their home ground.

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“Let me commend my charges for the good work which they have displayed. Making it to the finals was not an easy thing and they will do everything possible to emerge champions of Unayo Cup,” he said.

Chitipa Young K FC Coach, Blessings Kachali said they would continue from where they stopped and put up a grand fight to win the match.

Chitipa Young K FC beat Nkhata-Bay outfit, Chihame All Stars FC 2-1 while Songwe Kamu FC beat Ulisa FC of Likoma 3-1 in post-match penalties.

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