Go Flames! Come on boys, you can do this!

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Football is often referred to as “the greatest game on earth” because it is always unpredictable and rarely dull.

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Flames to be hosted by Zimbabwe today.

The Flames of Malawi are in Harare for their crucial 2017 Group L Afcon qualifier against Zimbabwe at the National Sports Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

Malawi were beaten 2-1 in the reverse fixture at Kamuzu Stadium, a match which a lot of Malawians predicted a victory for the hosts considering the fact that the visiting team had arrived in the country hours before the showdown due to financial constraints.

Just like Zimbabwe, a lot of soccer fanatics in the country and in Zimbabwe have already written the Flames off.

Unlike Malawi, the Warriors have assembled a star studded squad ahead of the showdown, giving Malawians all the reasons to believe that their beloved team will be slaughtered like a sheep by the Zimbabweans.

Willard Katsande, Knowledge Musona, Curthbert Malajila, Tendai Ndoro and man of the moment Khama Billiat are all available for the Warriors who will be looking for all the three points in order to qualify for the continental showpiece in Gabon next year.

But will it be easy and a straight forward match for the Zimbabweans over the depleted Flames? Certainly not, the showdown is far from over and either side can claim all the points on Sunday afternoon.

In the past underdogs have defied the odds to register remarkable victories.

Chiukepo Msowoya

Msowoya starts upfront.

Spain were one-to-four favourites to beat Switzerland in their opening Group H match at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa but they lost 1-0.

In 2014 during FIFA World Cup in Brazil, the host nation were slaughtered 7-1 by Germany, a result which nobody from Brazil saw coming.

In 2004, Greece won the Uefa Euro Championship without a single international star. The Greeks succeeded on the basis of tactical discipline, fanatical commitment and supreme fitness. Many still cannot believe how such an utter underdog carried away one of the biggest prizes in the World of sports.

Another biggest shock in football happened in 1966 when North Korea kicked out Italy during the World Cup in England.

Looking at all these examples, anything is possible in the beautiful game of football. Majority of Malawians have written their team off following some poor run of results in the qualification campaign.

Winless in the four matches, the Flames have a mountain to climb but it will be too suicidal if the team is completely written off.

Chiukepo Msowoya, Gabadinho Mhango, Joseph Kamwendo, John Lanjesi, Stanley Sanudi, Charles Swini and the rest of the boys have all been geared up for this encounter.

Every player in the camp knows how important this match is to them.

If the Warriors managed to beat Malawi at Kamuzu Stadium, nothing stops the Flames from avenging that painful defeat at National Sports Stadium. Anything is possible, fight like soldiers. It’s a battle of destiny. It’s now or never.

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  1. lero lokha tikuwina coz we born not to be losers. tikalephera lero ,i tell u all iwill no longer call it frames but (ashes) .wishing u all d best during after d game. !!! kp fit!!!

  2. Akatha masewelowo ndiye muzitelo ma players athuso ndimadolo and game tikudyamo zilibe kanthu ndi a way Malawi amoto kuti buuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu