Flames beaten

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The Flames conceded in the 87th minute to lose their preliminary first leg qualifier of the 2018 Championship of African Nations (CHAN) against Madagascar at Mahamasina Municipal Stadium in Antananarivo on Saturday afternoon.

The visitors used the same formation that played to a goalless draw with Kenya on Tuesday in a strength-testing match in Nairobi.

However, Flames coach Ronny Van Geneugden made three changes to the squad that started against Kenya, with Dalitso Sailesi, Yamikani Chester and Harvey Nkacha all given their first start to the team.

Ronny Van Geneugden

Geneugden led the Flames.

On the field of play, it was the Berea Stars of Madagascar who dominated the half as Ernest Kakhobwe made some saves to frustrate the home fans.

With Muhammad Sulumba playing as a lone striker, fewer chances were created by the visitors who lacked pace in the final third of the match.

In the second half, Van Geneugden introduced Manase Chiyesa for Sulumba, Yamikani Fodya for Yamikani Chester and Gilbert Chirwa for Francis Mulimbika as Malawi pushed for the much needed goal.

Despite making these changes, the Flames found it very difficult to unlock the hosts’s defence who were a marvel to watch in front of the newly elected CAF President.

Madagascar continued to make things difficult for Malawi as they kept on pressing harder in search for the opener.

Just when everybody thought the game was heading torwards a stalemate, the home team banged in their opener.

A defensive relapse by the visitors allowed the hosts to capitalize, allowing their talisman to put the ball into the back of the net with just three minutes left on the clock before the final whistle.

After the final whistle, Flames team manager Peter Mponda told Malawi24 that Madagascar deserved to win.

“We played well but in football, goals count. Our friends deserved to win the match because they played well in the entire minutes. We have made things very difficult for ourselves but we are hoping for a good game on 29th April at home,” he said.

Malawi  arrives home on Tuesday.

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  1. I don’t blame the coach or players but FAM for lack of continuity. They could have used nutritional advice I used against Swaziland game. My file is there at chiwembe. If FAM will continue to ignore my advice, flames will never win.

  2. I don’t blame the coach or players but FAM for lack of continuity. They could have used nutritional advice I used against Swaziland game. My file is there at chiwembe. If FAM will continue to ignore my advice, flames will never win.

  3. This habit of conceding in the dying minutes must stop…. Maplayer amachitira dala eti… Zatiwawatu…always in the dying minutes…mumawawuza choncho eti?

  4. This habit of conceding in the dying minutes must stop…. Maplayer amachitira dala eti… Zatiwawatu…always in the dying minutes…mumawawuza choncho eti?

  5. Kodi Mr landlord (Fifa) mulibe lamulo loti national team akamaluza ngat ikupangira flames, kuimitsa kwa 5 years izitolele kaye? Chifukwa Pali chiopsezo kut onse osapota flames atha kudwala matenda a flamesntiasis. matendawa ndi ovuta chifukwa amagadula mtima. choncho aliyese akuyenera kumalandira katemera wadzazi akafuna kuvera or kuonera mpira wa flames. #zikomokumpando

  6. Kodi Mr landlord (Fifa) mulibe lamulo loti national team akamaluza ngat ikupangira flames, kuimitsa kwa 5 years izitolele kaye? Chifukwa Pali chiopsezo kut onse osapota flames atha kudwala matenda a flamesntiasis. matendawa ndi ovuta chifukwa amagadula mtima. choncho aliyese akuyenera kumalandira katemera wadzazi akafuna kuvera or kuonera mpira wa flames. #zikomokumpando

  7. Useless malawians players or tingasinthe ma coach bwanji we are just wasting resources for nothing kuno nde izakhala draw kuchita masewera kuzatiphanso timatayilira for last minute pomwe anzathu amalhala akulimbikirabe

  8. Useless malawians players or tingasinthe ma coach bwanji we are just wasting resources for nothing kuno nde izakhala draw kuchita masewera kuzatiphanso timatayilira for last minute pomwe anzathu amalhala akulimbikirabe

  9. Flames is well known in conceding in early minutes or final minutes! It appears it doesn’t yet know how football philosophy is all about. Early and last minutes in football are always dangerous! Hoping it will revenge in the return game!

  10. Flames is well known in conceding in early minutes or final minutes! It appears it doesn’t yet know how football philosophy is all about. Early and last minutes in football are always dangerous! Hoping it will revenge in the return game!

  11. mukudandaula ngati ndizachilendo bwanji?
    flams kumenya ma game 100
    imakunthidwa 99 draw imodzi.
    boma limangoluza money pa akambuku awanthu ngati awa.
    tingoyamba choir coz sizampila izi…
    *
    iyai,tasankha yamikani fodya kukhala ambasadar wa anyamata ampira.cholinga chake aziretsa azake kusuta chamba….
    *
    ndi corruption yabebai sangakhwanitse as a result kumangomuuza kuti azibema waulere ganjayo kuti asamakapereke ma report oipa.
    *
    ndizimenezo.
    sports inalowa chaponda kuno ku malawi.

  12. mukudandaula ngati ndizachilendo bwanji?
    flams kumenya ma game 100
    imakunthidwa 99 draw imodzi.
    boma limangoluza money pa akambuku awanthu ngati awa.
    tingoyamba choir coz sizampila izi…
    *
    iyai,tasankha yamikani fodya kukhala ambasadar wa anyamata ampira.cholinga chake aziretsa azake kusuta chamba….
    *
    ndi corruption yabebai sangakhwanitse as a result kumangomuuza kuti azibema waulere ganjayo kuti asamakapereke ma report oipa.
    *
    ndizimenezo.
    sports inalowa chaponda kuno ku malawi.

  13. Ithink this is right time to abolish all staff members who are there misleading a new coach we need to give achance acoach to use his strategies to mould these players amicably

  14. Ithink this is right time to abolish all staff members who are there misleading a new coach we need to give achance acoach to use his strategies to mould these players amicably

  15. We should not blame the coach,
    but our players.
    Malawi is not a footballing nation.
    How many mediocre mistakes has Un Lucky Malata committed in the Super League matches?
    Our local coaches are to blame for selecting players not on merit but on names.
    Mzungu achita kupatsindwa ma player sanasakhe enkha.
    Find another defender to replace Unlucky Malaya.

  16. We should not blame the coach,
    but our players.
    Malawi is not a footballing nation.
    How many mediocre mistakes has Un Lucky Malata committed in the Super League matches?
    Our local coaches are to blame for selecting players not on merit but on names.
    Mzungu achita kupatsindwa ma player sanasakhe enkha.
    Find another defender to replace Unlucky Malaya.

  17. Kkkkkkk eti akochi akumakochi mogwilisa ntchito english pomwe ma player athu anazolowela chiyao ndi chitumbuka mix Chichewa kkkkkkkkkkk

  18. Kkkkkkk eti akochi akumakochi mogwilisa ntchito english pomwe ma player athu anazolowela chiyao ndi chitumbuka mix Chichewa kkkkkkkkkkk

  19. I stopped supporting the flames many years ago.Even they may say tickets are for free I cant go any where to dig out my worries.

  20. I stopped supporting the flames many years ago.Even they may say tickets are for free I cant go any where to dig out my worries.

  21. Let us be praying for them zonse zimatheka ndi mwini wake,Kumawalimbikitsa kaya aluza kaya awina the same,asamasewere ali ndi stress

  22. Let us be praying for them zonse zimatheka ndi mwini wake,Kumawalimbikitsa kaya aluza kaya awina the same,asamasewere ali ndi stress

  23. That Madagascar team adopted modern footballing philosophies and they smoked out a star studded Ghana at a cosafa tournament sometime back. What can flames do when the clubs are reluctant to adopt modern day football philosophies?

  24. That Madagascar team adopted modern footballing philosophies and they smoked out a star studded Ghana at a cosafa tournament sometime back. What can flames do when the clubs are reluctant to adopt modern day football philosophies?

  25. Chomwe Ndaona Ine Mchot Boma Liwapatse Zawo Zam’manja Ma Player Team Itsekedwe Bas Ndalama Zomwe Amaonongera Team Imeney Akasiye Ku Ministry Of Heath Azkathandizla Odwala Mzpatala.

  26. Chomwe Ndaona Ine Mchot Boma Liwapatse Zawo Zam’manja Ma Player Team Itsekedwe Bas Ndalama Zomwe Amaonongera Team Imeney Akasiye Ku Ministry Of Heath Azkathandizla Odwala Mzpatala.

  27. aaaah, flames pa mtumbo pako wamva? mene unayambira kuluza!! i think ndalama zisamakhale malipiro a ma players athuwa, koma tiziwapasa promise ya akazi… muzaona flames izayamba kuchita bwino…sizandalamaso apa

  28. aaaah, flames pa mtumbo pako wamva? mene unayambira kuluza!! i think ndalama zisamakhale malipiro a ma players athuwa, koma tiziwapasa promise ya akazi… muzaona flames izayamba kuchita bwino…sizandalamaso apa

  29. Muzakhaleko zaka ziwiri osasewera mpira,,,,kukonza team
    Ma player mzayambe kuwalipira malipiro andiiii

    Akazangoti wachoka Walter Nyamilandu tizayamba kuchita bwino!!

  30. Muzakhaleko zaka ziwiri osasewera mpira,,,,kukonza team
    Ma player mzayambe kuwalipira malipiro andiiii

    Akazangoti wachoka Walter Nyamilandu tizayamba kuchita bwino!!

  31. Flames sizamvaaaa!! Flames sizathekaa! Kuesa kubwelesa couch wachidzungu kut mwina wakudawe unada nd mtma omwe. Ai iyo imangopanga zake za u flames. Pa 87 uzangodabwa ukonde ukugwedela. Nde flames imeneo.

  32. Flames sizamvaaaa!! Flames sizathekaa! Kuesa kubwelesa couch wachidzungu kut mwina wakudawe unada nd mtma omwe. Ai iyo imangopanga zake za u flames. Pa 87 uzangodabwa ukonde ukugwedela. Nde flames imeneo.

  33. Flames idazolowera kuluza,ndichifukwa chake boma lidakana kut lilibe ndalama zothandizira team yi,cz adadziwa kut mbiri yawo yoluza ipitilirabe patsogoro,kodi nanga coach wabwinoyo adzachokera kut wot adzapangitsa flag ya Malawi kuipititsa patsogoro,akhare coach wakuda ali ndivuto,nawoso achizungu mavutu mmm,ndikukumbukira kut flames yabwino idari yabwino panthawi yomwe idakasewera mu cosafa Ku south Africa,ma player ake panthawiyo adariko abwino,ingakhare panthawiyo naye lucky malata adapala akusewera I think ndi Mozambique ngat isali south Africa kumene komabe idaliko bwino. Si izi za lerozi ai.

  34. Flames idazolowera kuluza,ndichifukwa chake boma lidakana kut lilibe ndalama zothandizira team yi,cz adadziwa kut mbiri yawo yoluza ipitilirabe patsogoro,kodi nanga coach wabwinoyo adzachokera kut wot adzapangitsa flag ya Malawi kuipititsa patsogoro,akhare coach wakuda ali ndivuto,nawoso achizungu mavutu mmm,ndikukumbukira kut flames yabwino idari yabwino panthawi yomwe idakasewera mu cosafa Ku south Africa,ma player ake panthawiyo adariko abwino,ingakhare panthawiyo naye lucky malata adapala akusewera I think ndi Mozambique ngat isali south Africa kumene komabe idaliko bwino. Si izi za lerozi ai.

  35. Still mantaining our beaten record……bravo flames thats w@ we call perfectional! Proud of best record eva! No teams comes and lose against us! T@s epic

  36. Still mantaining our beaten record……bravo flames thats w@ we call perfectional! Proud of best record eva! No teams comes and lose against us! T@s epic

  37. Goloboyi wa flames yi! anazolowera kuchinyisa even kukalabu yake. imagine anachinyisa 3 goal pa game inayakeso team yake ikumenya ndi Wandererez.

  38. Goloboyi wa flames yi! anazolowera kuchinyisa even kukalabu yake. imagine anachinyisa 3 goal pa game inayakeso team yake ikumenya ndi Wandererez.

  39. FLAMES SIDZAMVA,FLAMES SIDZAMVA,MA STRIKER AMAPATSIRANA BWINO,UMANGOMVA MA SUPORTER;Aaaa,Eeee,Iiiii;KENAKO ZIIIII,NDIKUTI FLAMES SIDZAMVAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA