The last 16 of the Fisd Challenge Cup were identified after nerve-shredding battles at the weekend.
Half of the Super League teams sailed through while the other eight were shown the exit—three of them though the dreaded penalty shoot-out.
Football Association of Malawi (FAM) competitions manager Gomezgani Zakazaka said the draw is slated to be held later in the week.
On Sunday, Be Forward Wanderers beat Karonga United 3-0 at Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre.
Khumbo Ng’ambi struck a brace with midfielder Joseph Kamwendo netting the other.
And after a lengthy poor run, Civo United beat Mzuzu University (Mzuni) FC 2-0 at home. Raphael Phiri and Righteous Banda were on target for Civo.
Kamuzu Barracks were also 2-0 victors over Red Lions at Balaka Stadium courtesy of goals from Harvey Nkacha and Vincent Mphepo.
On Saturday, Nyasa Big Bullets survived PremierBet Wizards’ scare when they sailed through 4-3 via post-match penalties. This was after the two teams played out a 2-2 draw in regulation time.
Dwangwa and Epac also earned their wins through post-match penalties 4-3 against Mafco and 5-4 against Moyale Barracks, respectively. Regulation time ended goalless in both matches.
Eagles beat Azam Tigers 2-0 while Silver triumphed 1-0 over Max Bullets.
In Southern regional qualifiers, Dululu thrashed Migowi 6-0 whereas Fayama thumped Nsanama 5-2.
This means Dululu and Fayama earned automatic qualification whereas the losers Migowi and Nsanama will face-off to determine another team that will join them in the round of 16.
In the North, Rumphi Pirates beat Uliwa 2-1 whereas Zolozolo pipped Green Rangers by the same margin.
In the Central Region, Dwangwa Town Hammers and Lake Valley are already through while Tiakalulu will face Dedza Young Soccer to determine another team for the round of 16.