September 28, 2021

“Don’t win on paper!” : Hammers coach Kadenge tells Jomo to keep calm ahead of FDH Cup Clash

Ekwendeni Hammers coach Etson Kadenge Mwafulirwa has accused Ntopwa FC Technical Director Isaac for being outspoken ahead of FDH Cup quota Final clash.

The two teams have been drawn to tussle for a semi final place at Mzuzu Stadium this Saturday.

Jomo told the media that his team is ready to beat Ekwendeni Hammers and progress to the next round.

“We are ready, I know it will be a difficult game at Mzuzu Stadium, they are a good side but we are going there to play our usual football. My players are ready enough for the battle and I believe we will carry the day,” said Osman.

In response, Ekwendeni Hammers coach Etson Kadenge Mwafulirwa told Jomo to ‘keep calm’ and he suggests it is unwise for Ntopwa FC to win the game before kick off.

He further admitted that he expects a tough encounter though his team is well prepared for the game.

“We are ready for the match against Ntopwa, it’s going to be tough. It was very difficult to prepare when we were meeting division sides in preliminary rounds but now we are facing fellow Super League team we have had very wonderful preparations…”

“I know they have talked a lot in radios and newspapers, we thank them it shows their readiness but I think they should keep calm and stop playing games on newspapers, we play football on ground so we are waiting for them and we are more than ready to face them this coming Saturday,” said Mwafulirwa.

Kadenge further announced that they have full squad after recoveries of some players from injuries.

Ekwendeni Hammers beat Airborne Rangers and Mighty Wanderers Reserves to reach quota finals while Ntopwa defeated Sable Farming and Mzuzu Warriors.

This season the two teams have met twice in the TNM Super League with Hammers claimed victories in both encounters.

Elsewhere, Dedza Young Soccer will host Rumphi United at Dedza Stadium on Saturday and Mighty Wanderers will welcome Mafco FC on Sunday.

By Erik Chiputula

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