Fisd Challenge Cup national draw set for Thursday

The National draw for the Fisd Challenge Cup will take place on Thursday 6th October 2016 at the Zodiak Broadcasting Cooperation studios in Lilongwe  from 2pm. The draw will be broadcast live on Zodiak Television.
According to FAM Competitions Manager Gomezgani Zakazaka there will be no seeding during the draw.
“All the 16 teams will be put in one pot in the draw which will start with round of 16,quarterfinals, semis and the final itself. So there are chances of regional teams playing against each and Super league giants playing against each other,” said Zakazaka.
The  preliminary phase for the Super League teams was concluded on Sunday as eight teams have made it to the last 16 of the competitions.
The qualified teams are: Nyasa Big Bullets, Blue Eagles, Silver Strikers, Civo United, Epac, Dwangwa United, Kamuzu Barracks and Mighty Be Forward Wanderers.
Regional Playoffs
So far six teams have qualified from the regional playoffs while the other two will be decided this weekend.
The qualified teams from the Regions are as follows:
Southern Region
Dululu FC and Sayama FC.
Nsanama and Migowi will battle it out for the third slot as they play in the match for third place.
Central Region
Dwangwa Town Hammers and Lake Valley FC
Tiakalulu and Dedza Young Soccer will battle it out for third slot as they play in the match for third place.
Northern Region
Zolozolo and Rumphi Pirates
The Regional Finals will be played this weekend as follows:
Southern Region
Sunday 9th October 2016
Match for the Third place
Nsanama vs. Migowi FC @ MDC Stadium 12:00 hours
Dululu FC vs. Sayama FC @ MDC Stadium 14:30 hours
Central Region
Sunday 9th October 2016
Match for Third Place
Tiakalulu FC vs.  Dedza Young Soccer@ Silver Stadium 12:00 hours
Dwangwa Town Hammers vs. Lake Valley FC @ Silver Stadium 14:30 hours
Northern Region
Zolozolo FC vs. Rumphi Pirates @ Mzuzu Stadium 14:30 hours
Calendar of events
6th  October- National Draw
8th th October- Regional Finals
25th – 26th October- National Round of 16
4th – 5th November- Quarterfinals
19th– 20th November- Semifinals
10th December – Final


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