RVG defends Flames’ Cosafa Cup performance

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…disappointed not to score goals

Despite playing 360 minutes without scoring even an offside goal at Cosafa Castle Cup in South Africa, Flames head coach Ronny Van Geneudgen has defended his charges saying the team’ performance was very promising.

Speaking during a press briefing held at Mpira Village in Chiwembe on Wednesday morning, the Belgian tactician defended his tactics in all the three matches the team played but he was quick to admit that failure to score goals at the tournament disappointed him.

The team was booted out of the competition in the group stages after losing 2-nil to Tanzania before playing to two goalless draws against Mauritius and Angola respectively.

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Flames impressed RVG at Cosafa.

However, RVG said the overall performance from the team was very positive.

“When we played Tanzania, our players were very excited especially in the first 25 minutes and some of the players were very nervous hence conceding those two goals but after talking to them, I saw changes in the style of play to the extent of controlling ball possession in the entire remaining minutes.

“The performance against Mauritius was very good, chances were created, the players were able to create spaces but the efficiency was not there in the 18 yard box.

“However, the disappointing part of the whole tournament was our failure to score goals in a tournament where the team created lot’s of goal scoring opportunities,” he explained.

On the way forward, Van Geneudgen said:”We can continue from where we stopped with these players. The FA should organise friendly matches on FIFA calendar where both professional players and local based players will gel by playing more matches.

“We must also participate at the upcoming Under 20 Cosafa Castle Cup in December and we must also participate at Cecafa tournament in November,” he said.

The press briefing was conducted just days after Sports Minister Henry Mussa blasted Football Association of Malawi (FAM) for the shambolic performance by the team at Cosafa.

The minister also blasted RVG saying his predecessor Ernest Mtawali was far much better than the expatriate.

Under his tenure, RVG has only managed to register one win in seven matches, losing three times and drawing three matches.

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71 Comments

  1. ARV yu, oh! am sorry Rtv, iii!! koma? RGV, Eish! abale? RVG ngoseketsa anamalira ndithu, mpira ndi zigoli nanga inu or cha offside? aa! kaya??

  2. ARV yu oh, am sorry Rtv, iii!! koma? RGV, Eish! abale? RVG ngoseketsa anamalira ndithu, mpira ndi zigoli nanga inu or cha offside? aa! kaya??

  3. Malawian players they don’t no English but how government employ white coach all we know that our players they don’t know English .for me i would love if we could have black coach and know chewa language it ll help.

  4. aaaaaaaa why is it that each coach being employed says I’m building a team? I thought he selects from different clubs tht r playing in a super league? he says as f these players are just staying without playing, n wat matters in football are goals not standard of playing so stop those lame excuses plz coach

  5. Hear This Mr Rvg…..What Ever You Call Your Name! Had It Been That Youre Agood Coach You Could’ve Done Better With The Locals,how Dare Are You In Seven Games 1goal,shame On You And The Entire Technical Not 4get The One Who Appointed You Shame!!

  6. We started hearing those silly comments from your predecessors many years ago. In football what matters are results not impressive perfomance without scoring.

  7. why do we have to employee these whites coaches? try blacks from Africa those they understand African soccer.we can’t play world cup so there is no need to employ a white.who can teach us European soccer.get ride of this shit.hire s black coach

  8. UYU SIKOCHI MANYAKAWA IYA M MALO MOPITISA MMPILA KUSOGOLO KUMANGO PASILANA KUMBUYO KENAKO KUMPASILAKIPA ZAZI CHONCHO MUKAWINE SIMMAVA KUTI BORA KUNTHAZI KOMASO WANKULU WAFAM AKANA CHOKA PABWELE WINA

  9. UYU SIKOCHI MANYAKAWA IYA M MALO MOPITISA MMPILA KUSOGOLO KUMANGO PASILANA KUMBUYO KENAKO KUMPASILAKIPA ZAZI CHONCHO MUKAWINE SIMMAVA KUTI BORA KUNTHAZI KOMASO WANKULU WAFAM AKANA CHOKA PABWELE WINA

  10. Kkkk Asandiseketse Tima Player Tomweti Tinkanena Achina Kamwendo,kondowe,mponda Kuti Team Yawo Ikumachinyitsa Kumapeto Lero Ndi Iwowo Asagoletsako Chigoli Or Chimodzi Mkumati Tipita Ku Afcon Ayiwale,flames Ithetsedwe Kaye Tidzayambirenso 1,zaka Zinazo,flames Sidzamva Or Mutakatenga Mourinho,zidane Singathekebe,

  11. mmm.m,nthawi yomweyi? to be fair enough coach’yu wakamba chilungamo,malawi ikumenya bwino panopa,kwangovuta is to score,but perfomance yawo ilibwinodi,panopa sakumenyanso tennis ayi,they’re now playing football,lol

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