Miracle Malawi: Gabeya turns hero for Flames

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A stalemate was all it looked like but a miracle happened. Birthday boy Miracle Gabeya scored his first goal for the national team to inspire Malawi to a hard-fought 1-nil victory over Mauritius at the ongoing Cosafa Castle Senior Challenge Cup in Namibia on Tuesday night.

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Flames: have registered another win at the Cosafa

Flames mentor Ernest Mtawali maintained the same squad that mauled Angola on Sunday, with Chiukepo Msowoya partnering Gabadinho Mhango upfront.

However, it was Mauritius who pressed harder in the opening minutes, forcing Charles Swini to make some stunning saves.

Just before the half hour mark, Malawi settled down in the midfield with Joseph Kamwendo, Isaac Kaliyati, and Rafick Namwera combining very well as they tussled hard with their opponents.

Mauritius had another chance through their forward who was released from the left flank of the field only to fire wide of the goal mouth.

Malawi’s Msowoya was having a bad game as he failed to make any attempt at goal.

However, Mhango was the only outstanding player in the half as he had some shots at goal but was very unlucky.

Come second half, it only took Malawi three minutes to find the opening goal through an unlikely source.

A corner by Gerald Phiri Jnr met Gabeya who rose up higher in the sky to head past Mauritius’s shot-stopper, 1-0.

The Flames gained momentum as they played with confident in search for more goals knowing in mind that Lesotho had earlier on recorded a 2-nil victory over Angola.

Kaliyati made a fantastic cross into the box but Msowoya failed to connect well, allowing the hosts to make a clearance.

Mhango had his long range effort blocked by Mauritius before wasting another opportunity from a set piece.

At the other end, Swini was called into action twice to save the situation for the visitors who were under siege after taking the lead.

Gabeya was having his best performance ever for the Flames. His super diving clearance had denied Mauritius from taking the lead in the first half before making some decent tackles as the hosts pressed harder in search for the equalizer in the second half.

With some few minutes to play, Malawi almost sealed the victory through Kaliyati who misjudged Phiri’s free kick into the penalty box.

Yamikani Fodya and Wonder Jeremani were introduced towards the dying minutes of the match as Mtawali opted to defend Malawi’s slender lead.

Mauritus tried their level best to snatch a point from the clash but Malawi held on to record another important victory in the tourney.

The result takes Malawi on level with group leaders Lesotho with six points from two games.

The two teams will play each other on Thursday and the winner will progress to the quarter-finals of the tournament.

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174 Comments

  1. Kkkkk eti wina avekele mu class mukakhala mwana opanda zelu nde wachokapo pasukulupo wapita ina kufika kuja kumakhala number one sizikutathauza kuti wayamba zelu ayi koma wapeza anzake opanda zelu chimodzi modzi team ya malawi ati awapezelera azawowo kkkk

  2. Thankyou our players ur so probabry the best tornament in Namibia, we hope are colifying in group stage go deeper God help as to be done

  3. Zabwino Zonse Ma Flames Nonse Kuphatikizapo Ernest Mtawali Imeneyo Ndiye Ntchito Yabwino Mukuimvetsakkoma Malawi Pitirizani,koma Game Ya Lesotho First11 Ikuyenera Kudzasintha Pang’ono Chiukepo, Mlimbika Komaso Jerard Phiri Anthu Amenewa Adzayambe Akhalapo Kaye Panja

  4. Thank u Lord,congratulation our prayers,keep up.Anthu adziwenso kuti kunja kuno kuli flames,tikudalira inu basi,go forwad with good playing

  5. Ngakhale munyoze ndinu amalawibe, malawi iwine , isawine zonse zimakukhudzani tayiyeni tizidzikonda ndi kuzinyadira mmene tilili ngati tikuzinyoza tokha adera angatani ?????

  6. abale chonde tiyeni tizikonda team yadziko lathu.iz zilingati kuulura zam’banja mwako. Azichita kutiposa amalawi aliku Namibia kusapota.mmmmmm manyazi bwanji akugwireniko amene zitamukhuze.

  7. Munthu sayamika olo utamugulira thumba la chimanga chikangoti chatha amvekere kape wina anandigulira kathumba kamodzi kenikeni after atamaliza kudya that’s hw we black u can’t say Gabeya congrants

  8. another small team palibe chodabwisa pamenepo,,u and me knoz better which gud teams r here in Africa for Angola anda Mauritius under 17 mmmm

  9. kod bwanji Malawi akumaiseweretsa ndi under 17 teams? taonani usiku wapitawu yagweraso. kikikikikikikik……. M’Malawi alibe pabwino, sadzadziwa kuamikira ndi kukonda chinthu chake. Malawi ikaluza, m’maitukwana, inamenya Angola, munaichititsa manyazi kt yamenya ndi ana a under 17, usikuwu yasambitsa chokweza mafana ena oderera, pano kuli ziiii…. simukuankhula. Mbuzi za anthu inu, chimene mumadikira ndikuti Malawi iluze kenako muitukwane. mwachita manyazi, Ng’ooooooo!!!!!!! Malawi The Flames woyeeeee!

    • Bambo learn to appreciate what’s wrong with you at least to say boys you have done our country proud, do you understand rules and regulations of cosafa? Those countries you say they used young players its because they are building new national teams ,so they take advantage of cosafa to groom their young star s, same with Malawi, we are in the process of building a team which can deliver and I don’t see any problem here.

    • #Jeoffrey, mwalembazo ndi za nzeru. komano sizingakhale za nzeru kwenikweni chifukwa sudaivetse comment ya ine. had it been kt unaiwerenga yonse ndikuivetsetsa, u’d hav repplied according 2 wat it z saying. Read again, & hopefuly, u’ll withdraw ur repply. sorry!! komabe uwerengeso kt uvetsetse wat de comment z saying. remember, paja kuva ndi kuvetsetsa ndi zinthu ziwiri zosiana. nanuso a #Yotamu, pomwepa tikukonza anzanu, inuso mukulembaposo mbwerera zanu. Eiiiiish! u animals…….!

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