Football Association of Malawi: Crush of giants in Airtel top 8 as draw is made

Malawi Football Association - The Flames
Malawi Football Association - The Flames

The Football Association of Malawi (FAM) has released fixtures for the 2019 Airtel Top 8 cup at at a draw held at Mpira village in Blantyre on Thursday.

The draw will see a repeat of the 2017 finals of the Cup between Be Forward Wanderers and Silver Strikers which saw the Central Bankers lifting the cup in its inaugural year.

Speaking at the draw Airtel Malawi Marketing Director Frank Magombo said ” as sponsors we want to see more goals in this year’s competition hence ” Waka ” being the theme for the competition this year.

The 2019 top 8 cup is expected to start on 13th-14th April as per the release FAM calendar and will be played without champions of the 2018 Super League Nyasa Big Bullets as they failed to appeal a barn from FAM after their supporters caused havoc at last year’s final against Blue Eagles who will also not take part having failed to finish in the top 8 of the top flight league last year.

TN Stars who finished on position 9 in the elite league last year will play as the number 8th team replacing Nyasa Big Bullets.

Here is how the teams have been drawn

Silver strikers FC vs Be Forward Wanderers
TN Stars vs Karonga United
Mzuni FC vs Civil Sporting Club
Kamuzu Barracks FC vs Masters Security FC


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