Ahead of what has been predicted to be a disastrous display at the COSAFA Cup which will be starting on Sunday, 12 June, Malawi Coach Ernest Mtawali has come to defend the performance of his boys.
Posting on his non-existent Facebook page, Mtawali took time to take a swipe at all the people who criticised the team after their match with Zimbabwe saying the team did not go there to win.
“We went to Zimbabwe as tourists, we wanted to visit the Victoria Falls, not to play football,” posted Mtawali.
He lectured all Malawians who expected his team to win that winning is not in the DNA of Malawians.
“Tell me, what have we ever won as a country? Even in netball, we fail to break past the 5th position. We are not a nation of winners and that is why the war on hunger, disease and envy has not been won. How then do you expect us to win in football?” he queried a comment from Minister of Sports on the same fictional page.
When it was put to him that the football standards had dwindled eversince he rose to the position of Flames Coach, Mtawali laughed out loudly.
“LOL…who said it is only Malawi that is struggling on the field? The whole of Africa is having football problems and that is why at the Euro tournament currently underway in France, there is no African teams. Not even Egypt or Ivory Coast or Ghana or Egypt qualified, why are you only picking at Malawi?”
His remarks were echoed by FAM President.
“I think it is because of the El Nino effect but seriously African teams have embarrassed the whole continent by even failing to get a single slot at the Euro Finals,” he commented using a phone he bought after harvesting from FAM coffers in his term of harvest as FAM President.