A changed Malawi: Flames make four changes to squad for Mauritius clash

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Flames have made four changes to the squad that lost to Tanzania on Sunday.

The Flames will this evening seek redemption by claiming their first win at the 2017 Cosafa Cup as they face Mauritius in their second group A match at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium in Rustenburg.

This follows the team’s poor start on Sunday with a 2-0 loss to Tanzania and coach Ronny Van Geneugden has sent a strong message of intent with a number of changes to his starting eleven.

Yamikani Chester (In red) replaced by Micium Mhone. (Image credit of Cosafa)

The Belgian tactician has made four changes to the team that started against Tanzania with Ian Chinyama and Levision Maganizo being handled debuts as they replace Francis Mlimbika and Simeon Singa respectively.

Striker Innocent Bokosi, who came in as first half substitute in a tactical switch that saw him replace defender Dennis Chembezi, has been maintained as a striking partner of Jabulani Linje while seasoned campaigner Micium Mhone comes in for Yamikani Chester.

Chembezi is back in the team’s defence with Lucky Malata rested.

RVG said the changes are tactical and not necessary that the rested players are in bad shape.

“The changes have been made according to the game plan for this particular game. This is a must win game for us as it will determine our destiny.

“We are not changing our style of play we are going to continue passing around while building up meaningful attacks.

“The idea is to avoid giving the opponents respect but taking the game right to them from the start.

“We still have a big chance to qualify from this group if we win the two remaining games and our opponents drop points. We will give it all but it is the win against Mauritius that will confirm that we are indeed still in this competition,” he said.

The Flames will line up in a 4-2-4 formation with Ernest Kakhobwe maintained in goals.

Captain John Lanjesi will lead the defence alongside Stanley Sanudi, Chembezi and Chinyama while Maganizo and Chikoti Chirwa will keep the engine running in the middle of the park.

Flames best player in the Tanzania match Daliso Sailesi will lead the four man attack alongside Bokosi, Linje and Mhone.

Later on group leaders Tanzania will take on second placed Angola who beat Mauritius 1-0 in the Group A match.

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  1. Guys musamaone mbari imodzi poyankhura mwanva coach wathu akulandira 3.5m nyumba yaulere galimoto yaulere. Pameneosewerawo akulandira ndalama akakhala kuti akusewera mukuona ngati iwo adzingo utisangalatsa koma opandalama mmmmmmm lets think about it

  2. Hanger,disease and envy still haunts our national team!politicking,nepotism and segregation still reigns in our football,we have a disease which will take a long time to get healed

  3. Zoona Malawi kuvia ku afcon 1986 kinnah anali player kuzapitaso 2010 kinnah ali coach bas kumchosa chfukwa nd wakumpoto Malawi sizatukuka ndithu…..zathu nd wumbava wobera anthu wovutikaso

  4. Tikaluza inu a watala ndazinzanu simukutokota kalikose kwanzunguyu koma akanakhala Ntawali kapena Kina bwezimukuima pachulu kumakuwa kuti basiiiiiii yathaaa ntchitoo

  5. What i notes its the way of playing, the system must change to win the game this are local playes cant play the system we used on comoro s game shatshatsha system wanthu ndiwothusura kutsogolo . This sytem must start in our league to bring the fruits in our team frames otherwise zizitivuta conci tidzioneka bola when international prayes join us koz thy know how to play this sytem

  6. Its a same national anthem ,olo mukanasintha squad yonse kuluza kulipo ,khawa tinapachika ,anthu akatifunsa timati kwanthu national team inatha,”but malawi attended afcon in 2010,”ndimangot that was a last team ,and gvt dissolve the team,

  7. Flames……
    I love YOU….. WINS or LOSS…..
    May the almighty God favour YOU in these games…..
    We have faith in God for your success & we leave every thing to GOD almighty….

  8. Amene asiyidwawo are da ones analuzisa game ya Tz ,and coach wati dey are da ones who plays tennis ku maclub awoko.xomvesa chisoni

  9. UYAMBA 5PM,Itatopa Ndikumangoluza Ngat Mucinyidwenso Lero ,fam ,team Ndimacochi Zonse Zithe .Zikutwawa Misonkho Yathu Isamangotaika

  10. Ntchito Ilipo Chifukwa Ma Player Athuwa Ali Weak Kwambiri Kaya Sakudya Mokwanira Sindikudziwa. Titati Flames Imenye Ndi Cameroon, South Africa, Botswana, Ghana, Mali, Team Ina Iliyonse Ya Ku America, Europe, Asia Kumenyera Kwawo Sitingawine Energy Mu Mpira Ndi Yofunika Apo Ayi Azingoseweretsa Mpira Mchigawo Chao Chomwe Ma Mistake Ndikumachitika

  11. Kodi ku camp kuja simunapeze “the first eleven”? Abale mpira wathuyu oyendetsawa amautsata koma. Flames yatha abale. Olo fifa itanena kuti tisewere ndi Zambia women football sitingawine

  12. This is our own national football team, us ,we dnt mean that we hate this selected players to represent Malawi as nation,; but to some of this players they don’t deserve to play for the nation ,i do understand that we dont have quality compared to other nation ofcause but at the same time we have alot of quality am telling u gents.Without mention some names to the team that lost to Tanzania, if u were being given a chance to select 1st eleven for this game against Mauritius how many would have been choose ? I think is only 4-5 players and the rest being demoted to the bench,lakula ndi khwinthi,kuziunjikila, ndikunena kuti kaduka kusafuna kuti anzanu akuthandizeni nzeru,apa ndikunena ndinu a Football Association of Malawi ,kusachita bwino kwa team gwero lake ndiinu,kunena zoona mukudziwa vuto lakusachita bwino kwa football yathu

  13. zimatiwawa mukamaluza,timadziwa kuti mpira pamakhara owina komanso oluza,koma inuyo mumanyanya mwamva?ndikunenatu inuwo aflames”ndikudziwa kuti mwa maplayer awiri or atatu awonanawo comment yangayi,ndikunena ndi inuyo oseweranu,mumatipangitsa manyazi kwabasi mukamaluza,ngati mkotheka muuzane kuti ati tisinthe zochita,,akwaaa!!mpaka ndikwiye??

  14. This coach is not serious can he drop kamwendo expect to bring results home. there is no mid fielder ticking

  15. It won’t change anything.There is alot that needs to be done to our football.We are so far from playing good standard football as a national team.Lets keep cheating one another with the so called super league.

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