Flames embarrass critics


After losing 3-nil to Zimbabwe in the 2017 African Cup of Nations qualifier a week ago, the Flames of Malawi proceeded to Namibia for the Cosafa Castle Senior Challenge Cup where they have managed to turn things around.


The Flames have embarrassed critics.

Before the players departed for Windhoek, some section of Malawians branded them ‘losers’ by concluding that Malawi will do nothing at the tournament.

That stinging attack came after the Flames’ poor run of form in the qualifiers which saw them losing thrice and drawing twice to exit the competition without recording any victory.

But with back to back victories over Angola and Mauritius, the Flames might restore the lost pride if they beat Lesotho on Thursday and progress to the quarter finals of the cup.

Lots of things were said in the social media and the local media just after the demolition in Zimbabwe but Malawi’s performance at the ongoing tourney has embarrassed their critics.

Others might say Malawi should have performed wonders in the Afcon as well but truth be told, we are miles away from competing at such highest level before putting our house in order.

Beating Lesotho on Thursday will surely be an icing on the cake for Malawians who have been let down by the team for the past months.

We have never won the cup but this looks like our year to shine. Every team at the tourney is beatable and if Flames continue playing with such character, doubters will be put to shame.

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