This afternoon, the football adrenalines are seeking one thing. Just one thing: Meet the needs of the inaugural FDH Cup or let the desire be. Two sides, Silver Strikers and Ekwendeni Hammers are today facing the odds of history in the final match of the auspicious cup at the Bingu National Stadium in Lilongwe.
The Central Bankers head into this final at the back of a semifinal win over Mighty Wanderers while the other side of the coin for Ekwendeni, was all dependent on their ability to toss out Rumphi United.
As they say, all good things must come to and. And when tables rolled in the cup, the two sides who displayed impressive routes through to the final, are banking on good omens and the price tag to the triumph.
Heading into this fixture, a spirited mentor for the Ekwendeni side Etson Kadenge, does not just want to look into what the bookmarkers think of this match at all. He is of full belief in his charges.
‘’We have our own ambitions which should not just be attached to the opponents. Our game plan is dependent on our goals as a club. We have no respect for them at all. This is a different fixture and we will see out our lungs’’ said Kadenge.
Silver Strikers on the other end, insist they are disregarding whatever recent form they have with Ekwendeni stating that there is no underdog in such a fixture.
‘’We go into this match, like a new team, like a new match completely. Our players have understood that this match is beyond bragging rights and we want and expect a good display until the last whistle’’ says a confident Macdonald Yobe, the team’s deputy coach.
Thus far, sponsors FDH view the campaign as a successful outing as Ronald Chimchere, FDH Marketing Manager feels the cup has added an unprecedented value to the country’s football frame.
‘’ As the sponsor our delight rests in the fact that the campaign has unearthed quite a lot even before this final. We are proud that all proceedings have been by far impressive and that is the mark we want to live.’’ He said.
Now, as the writing lies on the wall for the two teams, the 25-million-kwacha silverware at hand, may even place more of what today’s match is all about: More adrenaline.