Dedza Young Soccer Fc has booked a place in 2015 Standard Bank knockout cup quarterfinals after it has triumphed over Kamuzu Barracks.
Soccer lovers gathered at Civo Stadium Wednesday afternoon to witness the encounter in the preliminary round between Kamuzu Barracks and Dedza Young Soccer.
Dedza Young Soccer seemed to play with a vision as they launched various counter attacks in search of a goal but the Soldiers were intact at the defence.
Dedza opened the score line through Fletcher Bandawe’s free kick which went past KB’s goalie. Manase Chiyesa cancelled the lead Seven minutes later to end the game 1 – 1 as teams went for a break.
Come second half, Kamuzu Barracks outplayed the Jegwe boys until Werold Mkuliwa headed in to give the soldiers a a lead. Seeing how its players were losing passes, Young Soccer panel made some substitutions which saw the team come into action again and equalized through Amadu Makawa to end the game at 2 – 2 at they went straight to penalty shootouts and KB lost 9 – 10.
In a post match interview, Dedza Young Soccer mentor Millias Jegwe Pofera could not hide his excitement and thanked his boys for the team work. Pofera further said that it is his dream to win the cup and he is not afraid of any team. On the other side, Kamuzu Barracks’s Harvey Mkacha said it was not their day and congratulated Dedza for the Victory and wished them the best. Dedza Young Soccer will play Civo Service United in quarterfinals of the cup.
This is the first time for Dedza Young Soccer to play in Standard Bank Knockout Cup as it has recently been promoted to the top flight league and was voted to participate alongside Calsberg Cup winners Mighty Be Forward Wanderers, Kamuzu Barracks and Mafco Fc. Wanderers plays Mafco tomorrow at Civo stadium in another preliminary round encounter.