Eight teams have booked their places in the next round of the FDH Bank Cup in the northern region, after winning in their respective matches over the weekend.
The eight are Raiply FC, Ekwendeni Hardknockers, Ekwendeni Hammers Reserve, Ekwaiweni Tafika Sports Academy, Chilumba Barracks, Embangweni United, Mayamiko Stars and Iponga FC.
Raiply FC from Mzimba knocked out Karonga based Baka City 4-3 on Saturday on post-match penalties after their game ended in a 1-all draw in regular time, while Ekwendeni Hammers also knocked out Kadona Stars 4-3 on post-match penalties after a goalless draw.
Ekwendeni Hardknockers thumped Rumphi United 4-0, Ekwaiweni Tafika Sports Academy playing at their backyard defeated Mzuni FC by two goals and Chilumba Barracks walloped Mzimba Young Bullets 5-1.
Embangweni United made their way to the next round on Sunday knocking out Ekwendeni United 4-3 on post-match penalties following their 1-all draw, Mayamiko Stars won away by two goals against Mzimba United and Iponga FC defeated Jenda United 2-0.
Meanwhile, two teams are expecting to join the eight teams in the next round. Four teams that include Manyamula FC, Chintheche United, Nkhata Bay Select and Euthini Pirates are competing for the remaining two spots.
Nkhata Bay Select welcomes Euthini Pirates on Monday.
Despite playing on Sunday Manyamula FC and Chintheche United had their results withheld as they could not proceed to post-match penalties after their game ended late in a 1-all draw.
According to Northern Region Football Association-NRFA General Secretary Masiya Nyasulu, they are now investigating on what really happened for Manyamula-Chintheche game to end late.
Nyasulu said the association will make its determination on how to proceed after establishing the cause of postponing the penalties.