Second-tier league side Santhe Admarc this afternoon beat elite league club Kamuzu Barracks (KB) 4-3 on post-match penalties at Kasungu Stadium to boot them out of the FDH Bank Cup.
The match went into penalties after a goalless draw in open play.
Now, Santhe is the only lower league side that has reached the quarterfinals and this augers well with the cup’s theme Pachema.
In other round of 16 battles yesterday, Salima Sugar Dedza Dynamos and Bangwe All Stars also booked the last eight slots following respective 3-0 and 1-0 home victories over Ekwendeni Hammers and Civil Service United.
The development means Santhe, Dynamos and Bangwe All Stars have joined FCB Nyasa Bullets, Mafco and Moyale Barracks in the quarter-finals.
The remaining two slots will be determined after Mighty Mukuru Wanderers face Zingwangwa United on August 6 and Extreme FC take on Mbabzi United on August 1.
In Kasungu, Santhe held on their nerves for the entire 90 minutes to force a draw against KB and secured the last-eight spot.
Said Santhe coach McDonald Matanje: “After we contained them in regulation time, I told my boys to be confident when taking the post-match penalties and they did not disappoint. It really feels great to make it to the FDH Bank Cup quarter-final for the first time.”
At Dedza Stadium, Dynamos used home advantage to beat 2021 finalists Ekwendeni 3-0..
At Mpira Stadium, Bangwe All Stars beat Civo United 1-0.
Meanwhile, a draw was this afternoon conducted at Mpira Stadium in Blantyre, which shows that the round of 16 winner between Extreme and Mbadzi will host Bullets in the quarter-finals whereas Wanderers/Zingwangwa will be at home against Santhe. Dynamos will be up against Moyale while All Stars will be locking horns with Mafco.