Goalkeeper Valence Kamzere made two saves in a penalty shootout to help Be Forward Wanderers win the inaugural FISD Challenge Cup on Saturday in a match played at Civo Stadium,Lilongwe.The Nomads won 4-3 on penalties following a 0-0 deadlock after normal time.
Kamzere stopped efforts from Kamuzu Barracks Gift Mbwana and Ntala during the shootout.
Kamuzu Barracks had squandered one of their penalties in a shootout when reluctant Stanley Sanudi effort was saved by Ntala.Afred Manyozo was left with the task of sealing the victory and he did not dissapoint scoring what proved the decisive goal for Wanderers.
The Soldiers started the game on a high note and could have taken a fifth-minute lead through Manas Chiesa,but his shot went off target with goalkeeper to beat.
Wanderers had their best chance just before halftime through Peter Wadabwa, who stole in behind the defence to deliver a shot but Lehman Ntala provided a nice save to deny Nomads an opener.
A trip by Felix Nzulu on Jimmy Zakazak could have allowed Kamuzu Barracks a chance to equalise later in second half with effort going wide.
Although Nomads tired noticeably in the second half, they still had chances to break the deadlock, notably when Peter Wandabwa went narrowly wide in the 67th minute after an astute pass from Alfred Manozo sent him goal side of the Kamuzu defence.
Manyozo, looking assured on the ball, had two extra-time chances from the edge of the area but sent one wide and the other straight at Kamuzu Barracks goalkeeper Ntala.
Be Forward Wanderers were presented with a Trophy and a K10 million cheque while Kamunzu Barracks got a K4 million cheque.