Football giants avoided each other in the last 16 of the Castel Challenge Cup on Thursday following a draw at Malawi FA Mpila Village in Blantyre.
In the draw, FCB Nyasa Big Bullets, Silver Strikers, Mighty Mukuru Wanderers and Chitipa United were seeded based on their current top four positions in the TNM Super League.
Fam chief executive Alfred Gunda said the cup competition had entered an exciting phase.
“We are now entering the real battle. “This is a Nations Cup and teams from all regions have proven their competitiveness,” Gunda said.
Lavern Chitakata, head of corporate marketing and communications at Castel Malawi, said the way Fam ran the competition was overwhelming.
Results of the draw are as follows:
Silver Strikers vs Ekwendeni United
FCB Nyasa Big Bullets/ Soche Socials vs Civil Service United
Red Lions vs Mighty Mukuru Wanderers
Chitipa United vs White Eagles
Bangwe All Stars vs Mafco
Moyale Barracks vs Mighty Tigers.
Dedza Dynamos vs Ekwendeni Hammers
Kamuzu Barracks Vs Blue Eagles.