Malawi national football team the Flames have paid a price for their poor run of form with renowned poet Robert Chiwamba striking a killer punch to the dying horse.
The Flames have failed to satisfy football loving Malawians after piling up a series of negative results.
Change of mentor-ship, application of proposed tactics, and availability of a reliable source of finances, have all failed but to motivate an improvement in results.
Chiwamba expresses concern for the national team through a piece of poetry entitled, Flames Sizamva, in which he mocks every single entity of the team without leaving exceptions.
He implicitly infer that applying efforts to negate the sad story is just a waste of time because this has failed to yield results.
The poet cites conditions which the team has been enjoying in return for positive results, only to emerge losers.
He says that the Flames have involved men of God, witchdoctors and all sorts of fortune tellers but to no avail.
With reference to the poem, the Flames’ change of coaches has not in any way proved helpful.
He therefore mocks the coaches’ dynasty for employing the same grammatical construction in their excuses after poor performance.
However, players have fallen the greatest victims of Chiwamba’s art work.
He criticizes them for not doing enough for the nation despite their loud calls for massive cheering as they kick the ball on home soil.
The players are argued to blame supporters for their silence once the team concedes a goal, just like a bad carpenter blames his tools.
The poem speaks volumes with the country’s soccer administration also having a space in the poem.
Chiwamba makes fun of the governing body’s poor administration of soccer in the country which has played a major role in making the national team a laughing matter.
The Flames travel to Zimbabwe for an Africa Cup of Nations second leg match against Zimbabwe, whom they lost to at home earlier this year.