Blue Eagles general secretary (GS) Ulemu Kalua says his team is ready to face Nyasa Big Bullets FC in the finals of the Airtel Top 8.
Bullets booked a final date with Eagles on Saturday, after beating their Blantyre rivals and the inaugural edition’s losing finalists Be Forward Wanderers 2-1 at Bingu National Stadium in Lilongwe.
Kalua said although Bullets appear favourites on paper, his team is capable of pulling a surprise.
“We are always ready for any team. People should accept the fact that Blue Eagles is equally a big team.
“Apart from having a youthful but hungry squad, we also have one of the best coaches on the local scene in DeKlerk Msakakuona,” he said.
The Malawi Police Service (MPS)-sponsored outfit’s captain Micium Mhone, who promised acting Inspector General Rodney Jose the trophy, said they anticipate a tough battle.
“But we are more than ready. Our target is to win the cup,” he said.
On his part, Bullets team manager James Chilapondwa said they do not underrate Eagles.
“Cup games are tricky. You cannot say it will be a walk over, Eagles are equally a good side. Beating Wanderers was just part of the campaign to achieve our goal,” he said.
To qualify for the finals, Eagles edged defending champions Silver 1-0 via Maxwell Salambula’s strike.