Match Day One of FDH Bank Cup Round of 32 was full of drama as three encounters had to be decided through post match penalties.
Nyasa Big Bullets needed post match penalties to see off their nursery Nyasa Big Bullets Reserve to go through to the round of 16 after a one all stalemate in regulation time.
The seniors scored first through Luke Chima in the eighth minute but the juniors equalised through Kasteni Simbi from the spot kick.
Nyasa Big Bullets tried to wrap the game in the regulation time but the rookies absorbed the pressure forcing the game to go into post match penalties.
The two sides missed a penalty each in the first five set of penalties.
In sudden death the rookies missed one while the seniors converted theirs to win 5 (1)- (1) 4.
In Mzuzu it was also the same story as Mighty Wanderers late equaliser from Francisco Nkonda cancelled Karonga United’s Anthony Mfune early goal.
In post match penalties the Nomads went on to convert their five spot kicks while Karonga United’s Josiya Duwa’s penalty was saved by Richard Chipuwa for Wanderers to proceed 5 (1)- (1) 3.
In Lilongwe Mafco also needed post match penalties against Dedza Dynamos at Civo Stadium to book a place in the round of 16.
The two sides tied one all at the end of regulation time with Dynamos taking the lead through Lameck Gamphani before Mafco’s Kingsley Nkhonjera equalised.
In post match penalties both sides scored the first set of five penalties forcing the game to go into sudden death where the rookies missed another penalty for the match to end 8 (1)- (1) 7.
Meanwhile Red Lions had to overcome resilient Simbi FC 3-2 at Mpira Stadium in Blantyre. Henry Kamunga, Mathews Simbeye and Moses Nankumba were on target for the soldiers while Simbi’s Edgar Edson scored a brace.
In Kasungu, Moyale Barracks also made it to the last 16 after seeing off hosts TN Stars 2-0 from a Lloyd Njaliwa brace.
At Nankhaka, Blue Eagles easily overcame Ekwendeni United 2-0 through Gilbert Chirwa brace.
Red Lions 3 (Henry Kamunga 1′, Mathews Simbeye 62′, Moses Nankumba 90+1′)- 2 Simbi (Edgar Edson 20′ 76′)
TN Stars 0-2 Moyale Barracks (Lloyd Njaliwa 77′ 85′)
Blue Eagles 2 (Gilbert Chirwa 60′ 69′)-0 Ekwendeni United
Nyasa Big Bullets 1 (Luke Chima 9′)-1 Nyasa Big Bullets Reserves (Kesten Simbi 31′)Nyasa Big Bullets won 5-4 on Post match Penalties.
Karonga United 1 (Anthony Mfune 19′)-1 Be Forward Wanderers (Francis Mkonda 50′)Be Forward Wanderers have won 5-3 on Post Match Penalties)
Dedza Dynamos 1 (Laymeck Gaphani 34′ ) – 1 Mafco (Kingsley Nkhonjera 68′)Mafco won 8-7on post match Penalties.