Malawi U-20 out of Cosafa cup: Fail to even score in three matches

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The Malawi Under-20 national football team have been booted out of this year’s Cosafa Under-20 competition taking place in South Africa following a defeat at the hands of Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) U-20.

The Junior Flames lost 1- 0 to Congo in a quarterfinal match that took place today at Moruleg stadium.

Kenneth Kalunga of Zambia challenged by Francisco Madinga of Malawi during the 2016 Cosafa U20 Youth Championship match between Zambia and Malawi at Moruleng Stadium, Rusternburg South Africa on 11 December 2016 ©Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix

Kenneth Kalunga of Zambia challenged by Francisco Madinga of Malawi during the 2016 Cosafa U20 Youth Championship match between Zambia and Malawi.  ©Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix

Flames’ man in charge Gerald Phiri trusted a starting eleven of Christopher Mikuwa, Kennedy Kachimanga, Azriel Johnson, Mike Mkwate, Chimwemwe Idana, Francisco Madinga, Nickson Nyasulu, Precious Sambani, Abel Mwakilama, Hadji Wali, and Kondwani Mwaila.

All teams were vibrant on ball but for Malawi it was unlucky time as the Congo side booked a place in the semifinals where Zambia await.

The lone goal scored on the 25th minute by Nathan Lukisi was enough to send the Junior Flames out.

Man in goals Mikuwa was brilliant on his area as he tried to stop almost every shot, he was seen making double save from shots of DRC’ s Chadrack Lukombe.

The Flames were pinned in their own half by the DRC but they defended strongly to avoid a thumping. The game ended 1-0.

Since the team went for the competition, they haven’t registered any win in all their games and not even scored a goal, a development which is making Malawians say Phiri’s selection model of players has yielded what he wanted.

Phiri sampled players from Under-20 FMB league, a development which raised criticisms on what criteria he and his assistant used.

In their last Group B game the Junior Flames were walloped 3 goals to nil by Zambia who became the first team to get into the semifinals.

In their first game, the Flames played out a goalless draw against Zimbabwe.

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  1. Football is not our business. Lets find other things to do. I never see malawi doing well in a big competitive cup since 1988. Boma lingothesa National team.ndalamazo zizipita ku ma ministry ena not sports

  2. Kodi bwanji ndalama zimene mumathandizila anthu olephera ngati amenewa osangogwilitsa ntchito ina bwanji amenewa ndi anyamata kapena mbuzi a anthu kumalawi tikungotayako nthawi ndi chuma ku nkhani yamasewela chimene timadziwa n dikuthamba m malo moti luso lomwe mumuonetse usikulo mudzionetsa my ground stupid under 20 musawapatsenso transport akhale konkuno adzafuna maganyu

  3. Sitingakhale abwino mbali zonse, ife tilibwino kumbali yazaufiti, kuponderedzana, mantha, ulesi, ndale, ndiusiwa isaneneka, zinazi tiwasiyileko enawa abale

  4. Zoyamwila zakumtundu ngati akulu akuloso amakanika kuchinya kulibwanji ana team yochitisa manyazi ngati iyi sindinayione loko ndichimodzi chomwe mwationjeza guys kapitani mwatichitisa manyazi tisanamei

  5. anawo alive mphamvu amasewera ngati adya madzungu .plz set another team iyo ndiye ayi .mmango ipisa mbili ya dziko .poti kulinjala ndiye kumasewela zomwezo

  6. Kodi Ku Malawiko Kuli Ma Academy Ampira Okhazikitsidwa Ndi Malawi FA???? izitu zizicitikabe kamba koti ku malawiko mumakonzekera mipikisano kutasala 2weeks,,,mukuembekeza kupeza cipambano???? musamaembekezere zabwino pomwe kukonzekera kwanu ndikofoira….thats why magets akuvutanso kumalawiko coz of poor leadership and dziko lamalawilo siladzatukuka mpaka kalekale.

  7. Kkkkkk munaonako Mango kubala chinagwa? kkkkk ngati wankulu zikumuvuta anawa nde angati? basi zibwelaniko bola mwakaonako kunja enanu palibe zampila kuno kwathu tiyeni tingowasiila azimaiwa basi

    • Ndawonera ma game onse a #MALAWI, Ku mbali yanga vuto lalikulu lomwe ine ndimawona ndikusoweka ukadaulo wa #Coach. Ma game onse simapakhal kusintha kulikonse kupatul kt golo boy wathu anali bwino ma game onse. Eti lero game itatha coach anveker bola ler golo boy watithandiz kusiyana ndi momwe anachitir ndi #Z. Chinanso phanvu zimachepa kwa ma player athu kumangozigwera pomwe mayiko onse anaponyezamo mafana + okulirapo ife kungopitits ana okhaokha ngati kt inali U-17.

  8. where can I find Malawi in this world #admin ??..everytime when I read about Malawi soccer news is always Loose here,Loose there,draw here or draw there…don’t u guys have something to replace with soccer in your country instead of jst worsting ur resources??..Its not fair like that mwava??

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