Lilongwe-based Civo United on Sunday emerged champions of the Intercity Soccer Fiesta after beating Blue Eagles 12-11 through post-match penalty shootouts.
The tournament was organised by Hock Enterprise in aid of Mua School for the Deaf.
The two teams were tied one-all in regulation time. Raphael Phiri put Civo ahead in the 16th minute, but Eagles levelled the scores through a penalty converted by Wister Phiri in the 34th minute.
Both teams fought for a winner which never came and the match to be decided through the dreaded penalties.
After the initial set of the spot-kicks failed to produce the winner, it had to go into sudden death and defender John Lanjesi was the hero for the civil servants when he converted the winning penalty while Eagles’ Oswald Maonga’s kick was saved by Civo’s ‘keeper Innocent Phiri.
Earlier on, Big Bullets edged Silver Strikers 1-0 to finish third.
It was the farewell game for Bullets coach Nsanzurwimo Ramadhan who is set to officially start his new job as Flames assistant coach tomorrow.
It was a boring game which failed to stir the passions and the lone goal came from a free kick courtesy of JelesiLufeyo inside the first half.
It was similar to the one he scored the previous afternoon against Blue Eagles.
He curved at the edge of the 18-yard box, sending Silver ‘keeper Bester Phiri the wrong way.
For finishing third, Bullets got K500 000 ($954.20) while Silver, who never won a game in the bonanza, got consolation of K250 000 ($477).