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Zomba United crash out of Carlsberg Cup

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Zomba United have been dealt a big blow after being knocked by Ndirande Icons 3-1 on post match penalties in the second round of the regional phase.

Zomba United pose before the final match against Bullets Zomba United pose before the final match against Bullets


Zomba United became a giant killers after putting up last year to reach the final only losing to Bullets 2-0.

They have missed to reach the national draw after a one-all tie in regulation time and Ndirande Icons won the shutout to qualify for the national draw.

They cruised to the second round after beating Zomba Research 2-1 while Ndirande Icons, who have proved to be a sensational team of the competition, booted out Prison United on penalty shoot-outs.


Ndirande Icons will represent the South in the national draw alongside Max Bullets who beat Green Hawks 5-0 and Changalume Barracks who beat Nyasa United 2-0.


Silver Reserve Youth became the first team in the Central Region side to qualify for the National draw after beating Kasungu Police 2-0.


In the North, former Super League side Karonga United needed post match penalties to book a place in the National phase with a 4-3 win over Rumphi Medicals.


They are joined by OPC FC who had a walkover after Chalaghala forfeited points after reporting late for the match.

Chirumba Barracks were the first team to qualify for the national phase from the Northern Region after beating after beating Kaporo Stars 1-0.

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