Clash against Mauritius a must win – RVG

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After losing their Group A opening match to Tanzania in the Cosafa Castle Cup on Sunday afternoon, Flames head coach Ronny Van Geneugden has said this evening’s clash against Mauritius is a must win for his boys.

Malawi were beaten 2-nil by Tanzania to start their campaign on a very poor note despite performing well in the second half.

Now, the Belgian tactician, who was very surprised with his team’s performance in the first half, has said his boys must forget their opening defeat and focus on beating Mauritius.

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Malawi faces Mauritius today.

Speaking ahead of the match in South Africa, RVG said it was very important for his men to move on from Sunday’s defeat in order to register a win over their opponents.

“It’s a must win game for us today so that we can move on from Sunday’s defeat. We cannot underestimate our friends but with the way the boys performed in the second half, we can snatch something out of the game,” he said.

During Sunday’s defeat, Malawi were caught napping in the line of duty as they were fond of playing too deep into their own half, inviting the Taifa Stars who made no mistake to find the back of the net twice inside the opening 20 minutes of the match through a Yahya Ramadhan brace.

The combination of Yamikani Chester, Jabulani Linje and Dalitso Sailesi upfront did not materialize as RVG’s men only managed a single shot on goal in the entire 45 minutes of the first half.

Come second half, Malawi were slowly coming back into the game as substitute Innocent Bokosi had some shots saved by Tanzania’ shot-stopper.

It was Dalitso Sailesi who was a marvel to watch as he created two clear cut chances only to see Lucky Malata and Yamikani Chester blasting the ball away from the goalmouth.

A defeat to Mauritius will see Malawi exiting the tournament in group stage.

Group winners will progress to the quarterfinal where they will play host nation South Africa.

Ever since the cup’s inception, Flames have never won it but they came close in 2002 and 2003 when they reached the finals in which they lost on both occasions.

The match will be played under floodlights at Royal Bafokeng Stadium at exactly 19:00 hours CAT.

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  1. A fam mulungu akuwoneni mwapadera ngati anyamatawa muwadyera masuku pamutu mmodzimodzi mumonera cifkwa olenga dzuwa akukonanitu ngat mukuwbera mafanaa

  2. Vuto si akochi kapena Fam ai,linayamba kare ropasirana kumbuyo akanati asithe kumangopo wachisamunda wa kwarozaphaz kusokoneza sistime ya dani bwezi tikuwina

  3. Hehede zili pano nzatonse Flames ilibe problem, Ali ndi Problem ndi a FAM and sulom. Keep loosing guys coz mukawina palibe chomwe chimasintha pa miyoyo yanu kuoneka chimozmoz,osinthika ndi anthu omwe angokhala osasewela mpila. Bola mukumapita kunja ndikukwela ndege bas.

  4. 1 KOCHI SALIBWO ATA UYU AKUYENELA KUMAKOCHA ANA AKUPULA YIMALE OSATI TIM YAZIKOAYI 2 AMALAWI KUONJEZA KUPASILANA KUMBUYO M MALO MOPITISA MPILA KUSOGOLO 3 M PILA WATHU NDI OFOKA ZED SIWACHANGU

  5. 1 KOCHI SALIBWO ATA UYU AKUYENELA KUMAKOCHA ANA AKUPULA YIMALE OSATI TIM YAZIKOAYI 2 AMALAWI KUONJEZA KUPASILANA KUMBUYO M MALO MOPITISA MPILA KUSOGOLO 3 M PILA WATHU NDI OFOKA ZED SIWACHANGU 4 KUPHONYA

  6. let us be realistic this Team angoithandiza Bwana prophet shepherd Bushiri aja cause maplayer amalawi saoneka maplayer chifukwa malawi ilibe ndalama zoowadyesa bwinobwino or even majenz chijenz chimbilimbili mukunveka dalitso sailesi athamanga bwanji mwana andso majenz opanda maina atha kalekale . koma lachuluka mmalawi muno ndi jealous mukuona Bushiri akayamba kuthandi teamyi ikhala yake ndimukhala chocho mbuzi zaathu inu

  7. ..every game is a must win game but at the end of the day its always a loss with full of stories.It will be so sad if Malawi will be exiting today..

  8. Malawi its high time we learn play format…the defence was completely disorganised, failing passing ball, play clean football’ borrow a leaf from international plays.

  9. Too much negativity going around, these boys need your unwavering support, don’t be here criticising every gadamme time. Let’s rally behind them. Wish them well, that’s the least u can do.

    • When we criticise it doesn’t mean we don’t support them or wish them well but we want the players plus the football administration to iron out what we are criticising…!
      We are Malawians there is no other National team we can support better or wish well than the flames but they are always letting us down.

    • Most guys are good @ kutukwana instead of putting team constructive comments n suggestions…don’t forget money speaks TZ is better that us in economy… Compare muzic & film industry n infrastructure…football @ our level is fine all we need to do is to motivate our players…they also lack confidence n composure…komanso they are weak perhaps cause of healthy n personal family problems…. So by by we correct these we shall celebrate big🙌🙌

    • Ben Neck you are right. In the same vein the “poverty or family problems” shud be motivation enaf for these guys to excel. Am Zambian and I would be really happy to see you guys do better .

  10. Ndikuona kut flames yasinthidwa et??kod ndmaprayer ati omwe asinthidwa ??komaso ndi a club yanji?chonde thandizen ineyo maprayer wa andithawa komaso ma club awo..

  11. Ngakhalenso mzunguyo amadziwa kuti anthuwa ndi a gulukunyinda…player amathamanga chomcho ????? RVG udapasidwa ntchito yoti siungayikwanise mbatata sitimawongola olo zitavuta maka!!!!!!!!!!!

  12. From far view zikuonetsa kuti otsewerawa sadya ngati ma Athletes, akuoneka amphawi than any team there, zoti tili ndi ma barbershop pamalawi pano zokaikitsa, what can you expect from unhealthy players, kuti anyamata anthu azichita bwino ayenera azingona malo abwino komaso azidya bwino, we should blame our local clubs poti anyamatawa akuoneka kuti utsiwa ulipo as if ndachikumbi, komaso supper league, Football association of Malawi, government anyamatawa vuto ndiumaphawi ndinjala komaso umphawi, these boys deserves Better,