Mighty Wanderers are unmoved ahead of their grueling Carlsberg Cup tie against Blue Eagles at Balaka Stadium this afternoon.
Eagles have been a hard-nut-to-crack for Wanderers, who lost 0-1 to the cops in a league game at Nankhaka three weeks ago.Wanderers' general secretary David Kanyenda said they are taking one game at a time and refuse to be intimidated."We can't talk about our opponent's abilities," he said.
"We will concentrate on our abilities. We are taking each game as it comes. We can't talk of winning the cup before we reach the final."
The Lali Lubani Road outfit welcome back first choice goal-keeper Richard Chipuwa, fullback Bongani Kaipa, Moses Chavula, Innocent Dzimbiri and Anthony Banda who were on injury list.
The presence of Gerald Phiri Jnr, Nafe Msasa and Joseph Kam-wendo will add power and variety to their attacking options.Blue Eagles' coach Deklerk Msakakuona was more philosophical."We have had wonderful preparations," he said.
"We hope God will be on our side. We hope we will utilise chances that will come our way."Msakakuona has a bulk of experienced and youthful players capable of changing the flow and complexion of the game at will. The likes of Peter Mgangira and Micium Mhone make unpredictable movements that can prove decisive.
In another equally pulsating encounter, Azam Tigers host Moyale Barracks at Kalulu Stadium and coach Leo Mpulala is confident that his charges can overcome the Nicholas Mhango's troops having stunned Silver Strikers 1-0 in a league encounter last week.
The following is the full round of 16 fixtures:
Mighty Wanderers v Blue Eagles at Balaka StadiumKabwafu v White Eagles at Mzuzu StadiumAzam Tigers v Moyale Barracks at Kalulu StadiumEnvirom v Mzuni at BAT Ground
Tomorrow Karonga Vendors v Escom United at Mzuzu StadiumBlue Eagles Youth v Super Eagles FC at Nankhaka Epac v Civo United at Silver StadiumRed Lions v Silver Strikers at Zomba Community Centre.