Blue Eagles football club relied on penalties to defeat Kamuzu Barracks football club to win the FISD cup at the civo stadium on Saturday.
In a match played in front of a sizable crowd, Kamuzu Barracks dominated the match from kick off and created a lot of chances which they failed to utelize.
With 15 minutes gone into the game, Blue Eagles settled into the game and started pressurising Kamuzu Barracks and their efforts paid off in the 26th minute when they took the lead through a Micium Mhone free kick.
In the second half, the soldier came hard on the 2018 Airtel top 8 champions in search of an equaliser but John Soko in goals for Eagles saved them from embarrassment.
Midway through the second half, Kamuzu Barracks introduced Kelvin Hang’anda for Francisco Kamdzeka who equalised for the soldiers with his second touch of the game.
With time ticking on the clock, no more goals were seen during regulation time and Blue Eagles won the match 4-2 on penalties after Kelvin Hang’anda and Chimwemwe Chisambi failed to score for the soldier.
Speaking after the match, Blue Eagles coach Deckleck Msekakuona was happy for the win.
“Am happy for winning the cup and my boys have given us all as Blue Eagles an early Christmas gift”, he said.
On the other hand, KB coach Temwa Msuku blamed his boys for missing chances.
“We should have finished the game in the first half as we created a lot of chances but we didn’t use them. Our friends utilized one chance they got and punished us. On penalties I can’t blame them as penalties go either way”, Msuku said.
Blue Eagles went home k20 million richer for winning the cup while Kamuzu Barracks which won the cup in 2016 received k9 million.