Malawi - List of Cup Winners



Name changes:

    Bata Bullets now called Big Bullets;
    Yamaha/Limbe Leaf Wanderers now called MTL Wanderers;
    Hardware Stars now called Michiru Castles;
    Berec Power (Pack) founded as Chipuku Arrows and now called
      MDC United.

FAM Cup

2005    MTL Wanderers               1-1 ADMARC Tigers             [aet, 5-4 (5-3?) pen]
2006      not held
2007    Silver Strikers             1-0 Escom United
2008    Moyale Barracks             1-1 Bullets                   [aet, 5-4 pen]
2009    Tigers                      0-0 CIVO United               [aet, 7-6 pen]
2010    Moyale Barracks             0-0 CIVO United               [aet, 5-3 pen]
2011    Blue Eagles                 2-1 Moyale Barracks
2012    Mighty Wanderers            2-0 Silver Strikers   
2013    Mighty Wanderers            1-0 Silver Strikers   
2014    Silver Strikers             1-0 Tigers
2015    CIVO United                 1-0 Mighty Wanderers    

NB: 2005 edition was the first (sponsored by Stanbic; 2007-2014 sponsored by
    Standard Bank, new name for Stanbic)

Castle Cup

NB: known as Press Cup 1976-92 and since 1994
1967    Chichiri Athletics (Blantyre)
1968    Malawi University (Blantyre)
1969    Bata Bullets (Blantyre)
1970    Bata Bullets 
1971    Limbe Leaf Wanderers
1972    Limbe Leaf Wanderers
1973    Bata Bullets
1974    Limbe Leaf Wanderers
1975    Bata Bullets
1976-92   see Press Cup
1993    Bata Bullets
1994-00   see Press Cup

Chibuku Cup

1969    Limbe Leaf Wanderers
1970    Bata Bullets (Blantyre)
1971    Bata Bullets
1972    Limbe Leaf Wanderers
1973    Limbe Leaf Wanderers
1974    Bata Bullets
1975    Bata Bullets
1976    Yamaha Wanderers
1977    Bata Bullets
1978    Bata Bullets
1979    Limbe Leaf Wanderers
1980    Berec Power Pack (Lilongwe) [now MDC United]
1981    Civo United (Lilongwe)
1982    Civo United
1983    Sucoma (Chikwawa)
1984    Red Lions (Zomba)
1985    Admarc Tigers (Blantyre)
1986    Bata Bullets
1987    Silver Strikers (Lilongwe) [*1]
1988    Bata Bullets
1989    MDC United
1990    Sucoma
1991    Bata Bullets
1992    Silver Strikers
1993    MDC United
1994    Limbe Leaf Wanderers
1995    Blue Eagles                 2-0 Bata Bullets 
1996    Limbe Leaf Wanderers
1997    Limbe Leaf Wanderers
1998    Bata Bullets
1999    Moyale Barracks             2-1 Super ESCOM (Blantyre)
2000      apparently not held
2001    MDC United (Lilongwe)       5-2 Total Big Bullets (Blantyre) 

[*1] final opponents are not known but must have been either Bata Bullets or
     Red Lions who were to meet at the semifinal stage

Kamuzu Cup

NB: this cup started as a trophy from the then governor of Nyasaland, Sir Robert
    Armitage, in 1957 to the Nyasaland African Football Association (NAFA) and
    probably was named after him.  In 1964 the throphy was called Kamuzu Cup in
    honour of 'Founder of the Nation' Dr. Hastings Kamuzu Banda.
    It was first played as an interprovincial (sind 1963 interregional) tournament 
    amongst the Southern, Central and Northern Provinces (c.q. Regions) in a
    round robin (mini-league) system.  In 1957 it was held in Lilongwe and in 1958
    in Mzuzu, both times in the Christmas period.  In 1962, the cup (knock-out)
    system was introduced and the Southern Province (later Region) was allowed to
    enter two sides, a southern and a northern section (later called A and B).
    Since 1974 the cup is played by club teams.

Year    Winners                         Runners-up
1957    Southern Province               Central Province   
1958    Northern Province                                                                                    [Northern 3-2 Southern, Northern 2-1 Central]
1959-61   not played
1962    Southern Province South     3-2 Central Province
1963    Northern Region             2-1 Southern Region North
1964    Southern Region South       3-2 Southern Region North
1965    Central Region
1966    Southern Region A
1967    Central Region
1968    Northern Region
1969-73   not known
1974    Bata Bullets (Blantyre)     4-2 Karu United 
1975    Bata Bullets                3-2 Michiru Castles
1976    Yamaha Wanderers            4-0 Hardware Stars 
1977    Sucoma (Chikwawa)           1-0 Police
1978    Hardware Stars (Blantyre)   4-0 Rico Strikers
1979    Bata Bullets                4-0 MDC United
1980    Bata Bullets                1-0 Hardware Stars
1981    Bata Bullets                1-0 Civo United
1982    Limbe Leaf Wanderers        2-0 Sucoma
1983    Bata Bullets                2-0 Sucoma 
1984    Berec Power Pack            3-0 Civo United               [aet]
1985    Limbe Leaf Wanderers    1-1 2-0 Silver Strikers
1986    Bata Bullets                2-0 Red Lions (Zomba) 
1987    Silver Strikers (Lilongwe)  2-1 MDC United 
1988    Admarc Tigers (Blantyre)    3-2 Silver Strikers
1989    MITCO (Lilongwe)        1-1 2-1 Bata Bullets
1990    Admarc Tigers               1-0 Silver Strikers (Lilongwe)
1991    Silver Strikers             1-0 Civo United
1992    Bata Bullets                2-0 Limbe Leaf Wanderers    
1993    Sucoma                      3-1 Bata Bullets
1994    Silver Strikers 
1995    Silver Strikers 
1996    Uniprint Stars              2-1 Limbe Leaf Wanderers
1997    Telecom Wanderers
1998      apparently not held
1999      final not played (MDC United (Lilongwe) vs  Super ESCOM (Blantyre))

NB: Michiru Castles were temporarily known as Hardware Stars and Uniprint Stars;
    MDC United were earlier known as Berec Power Pack

NB: resurrected as district tournament in 2005/06

2006    Kasungu Police              2-0 Santhe


Press Cup

NB: known as Castle Cup until 1976 and in 1993
1977    Hardware Stars (Blantyre)
1978    Bata Bullets (Blantyre)
1979    Bata Bullets
1980    Bata Bullets
1981    Bata Bullets
1982    Sucoma (Chikwawa)
1983    Civo United (Lilongwe)
1984    Berec Power
1985    Bata Bullets
1986    Civo United (Lilongwe)    
1987    MDC United (Lilongwe)
1988    Silver Strikers
1989    MDC United (Lilongwe)
1990    Limbe Leaf Wanderers 
1991    Silver Strikers
1992    Silver Strikers
1993    Bata Bullets 
1994    MDC United                  2-1 ADMARC Tigers
1995      apparently not held
1996    Bata Bullets                3-1 Bata Bullets Juniors 
1997    Silver Strikers             bt  Telecom Wanderers
1998    Silver Strikers             2-0 Super ESCOM (Blantyre)  
1999    Bata Bullets               [*]
2000    MDC United                  2-1 Bata Bullets
discontinued after 2000

[*] a report in 2002 by the Malawi Standard claimed MDC United won the Press 
    Cup in 1987 and 1989 but not in 1986 and that MDC United also won the Press 
    Cup in 1999 (and 2000).

Other Cup Tournaments

Challenge 555 Cup
1984    Admarc Tigers (Blantyre)
1985    Limbe Leaf Wanderers
1986    Limbe Leaf Wanderers
1987    Red Lions (Zomba)
1988    Silver Strikers (Lilongwe)
1989    MITCO (Lilongwe)
1990    Bata Bullets (Blantyre)
1991    Nico
1992    MDC United
1993    Bata Bullets
1996    Bata Bullets
1997    Limbe Leaf Wanderers
FISD Challenge Cup
2016    Be Forward Wanderers
2017    Kamuzu Barracks

Chombe Tea Cup
1997    Silver Strikers
1998    Bata Bullets
1999    Bata Bullets                3-0 MDC United

Carlsberg Cup
first edition 2000
2000    Telecom Wanderers           2-1 Bata Bullets              [asdet]
2001    Moyale Barracks             1-0 Super ESCOM (Blantyre)     
2002    Big Bullets                 1-0 MTL Wanderers
2003      trophy withdrawn by sponsors following farce around final replay
2004-11   not held
2012    Blue Eagles                 1-0 ESCOM
2013    Kamuzu Barracks             1-0 Moyale Barracks
2014    Big Bullets                 2-0 Zomba United
2015    Be Forward Wanderers        2-1 Big Bullets     
2016    Be Forward Wanderers        1-1 Silver Strikers           [5-4 pen]
2017    Big Bullets                 2-2 Be Forward Wanderers      [4-3 pen]
2018   

BAT Sportsman Trophy
first edition 1984
1986    Limbe Leaf Wanderers
1987    Red Lions
1988    Silver Strikers
1989    Mitco
1992    MDC United (no previous win)
NB: other editions not known

BAT Life Kings Cup
1999    Bata Bullets
2000    Red Lions                   2-0 Telecom Youth
2001    Big Bullets                 1-0 MDC United 
2002    Big Bullets          
Embassy Kings Cup (successor of BAT Sportsman Trophy and Life Kings Cup)
2003    Big Bullets                 2-0 MDC United 

BP Top 8 Cup
only played in 2002 and 2003
2002    Silver Strikers             2-0 Red Lions
2003    MTL Wanderers               1-0 Moyale Barracks
Airtel Top 8 Cup
2017    Silver Strikers             0-0 Be Forward Wanderers      [10-9 pen]
2018    Blue Eagles                 1-0 Nyasa Big Bullets
 
Charity Shield
2004    MTL Wanderers               bt  Silver Strikers
2006    MTL Wanderers               3-0 Big Bullets
Tutulane Charity Cup
2007    Big Bullets                 2-0 Blue Eagles 
FAM Charity Shield
2016    Nyasa Big Bullets
2017    Nyasa Big Bullets           3-1 Kamuzu Barracks
2018    Nyasa Big Bullets           3-0 Silver Strikers

President Cup
2008/09 MTL Wanderers               1-1 ESCOM United              [2-1 pen]
2010    Civo United                 1-0 Silver Strikers
2011    Mighty Wanderers            1-0 MAFCO
2012    Bullets                     1-0 Moyale Barracks
2013    MAFCO                       0-0 Silver Strikers           [9-8 pen]
2014-15   not held
2016    Bullets                     1-1 Moyale Barracks           [4-3 pen]
 

About this document

Thanks to Mario Antoine and Barry Baker

Sources included: [Oli 95], [Ric 99], FA of Malawi, https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=458473697564440&id=424062557672221

Prepared and maintained by Hans Schöggl for the Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation

Author: Hans Schöggl
Last updated: 11 Oct 2018

(C) Copyright Hans Schöggl and RSSSF 1998/2018
You are free to copy this document in whole or part provided that proper acknowledgement is given to the author. All rights reserved.