TNM Super League new comers Ekwendeni Hammers are through to FDH Bank Cup final after overcoming Northern Region Premier League side Rumphi United 3-2 on post-match penalties in a semi-final played on Saturday.
The match which was played at Karonga Stadium saw the two teams complete a 90+3 minute goal less game which forced them into the dreaded penalties.
Ekwendeni Hammers goalkeeper proved the difference maker as he outstandingly saved three spot kicks.
Speaking in a post-match interview, Ekwendeni Hammers coach Etson Kadenge Mwafulirwa could not hide the excitement over the teams leap into the final.
He said: “This win is history added to our team and we are happy with the win, God has been on our side, this year we are enjoying and as we go into finals, we shall conquer.”
He has since urged his players to put more effort in the next game so as to win the cup.
Rumphi United coach Jimmy Butao described the loss as a sign of failure to implement what he advised his players to do.
He said: “It has been tough for us to win today because our players failed to do what we had urged them to do during the training.”
Butao has further said his team’s supporters should not lose hope in the team but always support it.
With the win Ekwendeni Hammers will play in the final on a date later to be announced against a team that will emerge winner between Silver Strikers and Wanderers fc.