There is something that draws the Carlsberg Cup towards coach Eliah Kananji like bees to flowers. After guiding Nyasa Big Bullets to Carlsberg Cup victory in 2014, Kananji went on win it for Be Forward Wanderers in 2015.
He then defended the cup with Wanderers in 2016 to make it a record three times.
This year, Kananji is now back at Big Bullets. This afternoon the coach will be hoping to take his side into the cup’s semi-final as they face Southern Region Football League outfit Cobbe Barracks at Balaka Stadium.
But the coach said there is nothing special about him.
“It is just the will of God. I am not special at all. We just put everything in the hands of God,” he said.
Bullets have so far faced the strongest opposition in the Carlsberg Cup. They beat Civil Sporting Club 1-0 at Chilomoni Stadium in the round of 32. In round of 16, Bullets had to come from behind to beat Kamuzu Barracks 5-3 in postmatch penalties.
This afternoon, The People’s team face a lower league side for the first time in the cup.
But the Malawi Defence Force (MDF) side has promised to give Bullets a run for their money.
Indeed Bullets cannot afford to underrate Cobbe who booted out Super League sides Azam Tigers in round of 32 and Blantyre United in round of 16.
Meanwhil e , Football Association of Malawi (FAM) has pegged the match at K1 500 for open stands, VIP/Covered stand tickets are at K5 000 up from K1 000 and K3 000. In another Carlsberg Cup quarter-final, Kasungu Police host Red Lions at Civo Stadium.