Nyasa Big Bullets and Moyale Barracks have predicted a tough battle when they clash in the finals of the 2016 Presidential Cup edition at Civo Stadium in Lilongwe.
It will be the second time the two teams will be meeting in the finals of the Presidential showpiece, having first met in 2012 at the same venue where the People’s Team emerged the winners via Gabadinho Mhango’s lone strike.
However, Moyale’s coach Collins Nkuna said this time it will be payback time for Bullets.
“It is going to be a tough encounter, but we are ready both physically and psychologically.
“The morale in our camp is high and we are hoping to avenge the defeat we suffered four years back,” said Nkuna.
The Lions of Kaning’ina, as the Mzuzu-based soldiers are popularly know, will bank their hopes on Gastin Simkonda, Kuda Muyaba and Chrispin Fukizi.
On his part, Bullets team manager Rahim Ishmael also said they anticipate a tough battle.
“We are playing at a neutral venue and being a cup final, it can go either way because both teams will give out their all.
“But having said that, we are ready for the match and it is our hope that we will relive memories of 2012,” he said.
Bullets will look up to their talisman Chiukepo ‘Yakubu’ Msowoya, diminutive midfielder Mike Nkwate, Henry Kabichi and Dalitso Sailesi.
Should Bullets emerge victors, they will become only the second team to have won the cup twice after their age-old rivals Be Forward Wanderers.
On the other hand, Moyale have never won the cup before.
The match will be curtain-raised by a Women Presidential Cup final.