Bullets FC have progressed to the finals of Carlsberg Cup after a comfortable 3-0 victory over Silver Strikers at Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre, becoming the only team to reach the Cup’s finals four times.
Bullets, who are the defending champions and the only side unbeaten in competitive matches this season, have won the Cup twice, in 2002 and last year.
The win was also a sweet farewell to coach Nsazurwimo Ramadhan who was recently named assistant coach for the Flames.
Jaffali Chande opened the scoring sheet for Bullets in the first-half before Divason Mlozi and Chiukepo Msowoya sealed the win in the second-half.
Msowoya, who scored through a penalty, was also named man-of-the-match.
In post match interviews, Ramadhan said he was overjoyed with the win, terming it a perfect send-off for him
“When we met Silver Strikers in Lilongwe during the Intercity Soccer Bonanza last week, we studied their strategy. So, today, it was about scoring more goals, and the players did that,” said Ramadhan.
His Silver Strikers counterpart, Stain Chirwa conceded defeat, saying his defence was not in good shape.
However, Chirwa could not attribute the loss to the absence of defender Lucky Malata.
“We are out and we will just be looking forward to the next season,” he said.
Bullets will face the winner between their fierce rivals Might BeForward Wanderers and Moyale Barracks, who play on Sunday at Civo Stadium in Lilongwe.
Wanderers were the inaugural champions in 2000 when they beat Bullets 2-1 in the finals while Moyale were the champions in 2001.