Civo Service United’s good run form continues as it has qualified for Standard Bank Knockout cup semi final following its triumph over Dedza Young Soccer on Friday afternoon.
An early goal from Gerald Mkungula at Three minutes in the first half gave Civo hopes of winning the game as they dominated the first 45 Minutes. Poor defence coordination of the Young Soccer resulted into a first goal when Zoya was left free to make a cross which Mkungula capitalised into a goal with a powerful short.
Victor Mpinganjira had a chance to double the lead at 15 minutes but his short was successfully saved by Dedza’s goalie. It was Nelson Kangunje at 33 minutes with a chance of adding a second goal but his short went off post. Kangunje continued searching for his lucky until he doubled the lead at 45 minutes.
Come second half, Dedza Young Soccer seemed very dangerous and the defence was well organised manned by Chisomo Mpachika. A lot of chances were created but they lacked a killer finisher. At 90 minutes, 2 – 0 was still a state of affairs.
Oscar Kaunda, Civo Service head coach was a delighted man and thanked his players for their dedication “we deserved the win, we played good passes”. On the loosing side, Millias Jegwe Pofera wished Civo a good luck and testified that his players did not play the way he expected.
Civo has become the first team to qualify for the Semi final stage. The remaining games in quarter final stage will be played on saturday and sunday and are as follows: Red Lions vs. Mighty Be Forward Wanderers, Silver Strikers vs. Blue Eagles and Moyale Barracks vs. Big Bullets.