Team Manager Steven Madeira has warned his boys that they are in for a stern test of their Airtel Top 8 Cup credentials after they were pitted against Azam Tigers in the quarter finals on Wednesday at Ryalls Hotel in Blantyre.
The Nomads will take on the Kau-Kau boys for a place in the Airtel Top 8 on May 13-14 before the return match a week.
According to Football Association of Malawi Competitions Manager, Gomegzani Zakazaka, an away goal rule will be applied during the quarter finals.
Speaking with Be Forward Wanderers media immediately aft her the draw, Madeira said: “It’s another tough game against a tricky team, for sure it will be an exciting game for the people and our fans.”
However, Madeira was quick to point it out that they have history to preserve.
“Wanderers is the first team to win any new trophy on the land, and we do not want to dent this image in the Airtel Cup. Come June we will be the champions,” he said.
Airtel Cup will be played over four weeks.
It has also mouth watering individual awards with the player of the tournament and top scorer each walking away with a whopping K500 000.
The fans have not been left out in the cold and the outstanding supporter will get K200 000.
In the media category, the best reporter for Television, print, radio, online and photographer will also walk away with K200 000 each.
2017 Airtel Top 8 draw in full:
- Kamuzu Barracks vs Blue Eagles
- MAFCO vs Moyale Barracks
- Be Forward Wanderers vs Azam Tigers
- Silver Strikers vs Nyasa Big Bullets