However, their encounter with Lesotho today is an opportunity to prove him wrong.
The Malawi national football team the Flames will be battling against Lesotho today as they are looking to book their place in the quarters finals of this years COSAFA cup in Namibia.
It will be a do or die clash this night as both Malawi and Lesotho are looking to advance into the next phase of the cup with a win as they are all tied on 6 points each from two games in Group B.
The flames beat Angola 3 nil before beating Mauritius 1 nil in another group B clash whereas Lesotho also beat Mauritius by 3 goals to nil in their first group B match before beating Angola on Tuesday by 2 goals to nil and thereby having a goal advantage of Flames.
Malawi will be looking for a win if they are to be ensured a place in the quarter finals and they will be in action against South Africa. Lesotho on the other hand will cruise past the Flames if they get a draw.
Each group will produce only one team that will advance to the quarter finals of this years COSAFA cup.