The Standard Bank Knockout Cup is slated to be launched this evening with a cocktail at Sunbird Mount Soche in Blantyre.
Football Association of Malawi (FAM) chief executive officer Suzgo Nyirenda said club representatives and the media will grace the occasion strictly by invitation.
FAM competitions officer Gomezgani Zakazaka said this year’s tournament will be played within three weeks.
He said preliminary games are set to kick off on August 13.
“The quarter-finals are slated for the weekend of August 16-17, semi-finals will be played during the weekend of August 23-24 and the finals a week later [August 31],” said Zakazaka.
He also said the dates of voting by Standard Bank customers for the four teams to take part in the preliminaries will also be announced during the function while the draw is set for August 6.The six teams that have earned automatic qualification are last season’s top six teams which include defending champions Mighty Wanderers. The others are Silver Strikers, Moyale, Mafco, Kamuzu Baracks and Blue Eagles.