The 2019 FISD Challenge Cup has been unveiled and draw conducted at Mpira Village in Blantyre on Wednesday, with the sponsors maintaining the package.
Despite maintaining the sponsorship package, the prize money has changed as the winner will now pocket K20 million adjusted from last year’s K16 million.
The second placed will go away with K7 million while the third placed will be awarded K3 million.
This year’s competition format has also been changed as district teams will not participate.
The Cup will be participated by 16 Super League teams and 8 Regional League Premier Division teams comprising of the top three teams in the SRFL and CRFL and top two teams in the NRFL in respect of their leagues first round log tables.
The Cup will be played on knockout basis starting from the Preliminary round involving the eight regional league teams and eight super league teams that finished from position 9 to 16 at the end of the 2019 Season First round.
The top eight teams in the Super League as at the end of the 2019 first round will be exempted from the preliminary round.
The exempted super league teams will be joined by the eight winners of the preliminary round matches in the round of 16 draw.
The exempted teams will be seeded and be put in one pot while the other eight teams will be in another pot.