Favourites Power Dynamos and Mufulira Wanderers have crushed out of the 2015 Barclays Cup after losing their respective quarter-final matches played at Nkoloma Stadium in Lusaka on Saturday afternoon.
Power lost to Green Buffaloes by 5-3 on post penalties after a goalless draw in which the Kitwe side missed several chances through strikers Martin Phiri and Luka Lungu.
During the penalty shoot-out, Power defender Derrick Mwansa missed his spot-kick while Kennedy Mudenda, Larry Bwalya and Alex Mwamba scored theirs.
Bilton Musonda’s Buffaloes converted their penalties through Jack Chirwa, Buchizya Mfune, Felon Sitonya, Adrian Chama and Stephen Kabamba.
Buffaloes will now face the winner of the fourth quarter final between Zesco United and Kabwe Warriors in the semi final scheduled for October 17 at a venue to be named.
Meanwhile, Nkwazi advanced to the semi-finals after seeing off Mufulira Wanderers 4-3 on penalties after a goalless draw in the lunch-time kickoff match.
Nkwazi scored their penalties through Rodrick Zimba, Wilbroad Mutale, Chipungu Musukuma and Emmanuel Kasonde after Steward Chikandiwa had failed to convert his.
For Wandereres captain Taonga Bwembya and Jacob Ngulube failed to convert their spot kicks while Chisopa Malama, Mike Katiba and Allan Kamwanga all scored.
This was the second successive year
that Manfred Chabinga’s side had failed to progress beyond the quarter finals as they were eliminated at the same stage last season by eventual winners Zesco United.
Nkwazi will now face the winner of the third quarter final between Zanaco and Lumwana Radiants.