Flames players need more gym work


Football is a God given talent that requires a certain level of energy if positive results are to be a team’s norm. A football team needs extra qualities to be complete.

Watching Malawi national football team play, one cannot help but appreciate the level of individual talent in it. Even when the team loses, the level of skills as displayed by players give hope of a brighter future.

Flames players: need more gym work

The beautiful game is very much demanding and only those who give in to its demands succeed. Hence Malawi national football team players needs more gym activity if the levels of energy are to be boosted among players.

Energy is very paramount in football no wonder no sluggish team in its history has a fairy tale to tell. In every position, a player has to be energetic with a stamina to withstand any form of challenge.

During its 2017 Cosafa Castle Cup campaign, it was clearly seen that Ronny Van Geneugden’s charges lacked energy as evidenced by their failure to score in their three assignments. Despite impressing with passing football, it was noticed that midfielders and forwards lacked the pace to leave other team’s defenders chasing.

A few players tried to make runs that could have resulted into goals but they were too slow for their opponents, thus easily gave away possession.

However, during African Cup of Nations first qualifier against Comoros Island at Bingu National Stadium in Lilongwe, Gabadinho Mhango gave tough time to the Islanders as he proved to be energetic enough to penetrate their defence despite his failure to score.

Since going to South Africa, Mhango has managed to boost his physique through the gym. This is why he is a better player than he was at Bullets. With his pace supporting the skill, Gaba is always a thorn in the opponents’ fresh.

Malawi has always had problems with height and body building as most players are short and slim with less gym effect. The gym with good instructions give players strength making them attack with full force even in the dying minutes when they are supposed to get tired.

If the Flames maintain the current levels of energy, then expect more entertaining football without goals. Cristiano Ronaldo is among the very energetic soccer stars, likewise Messi and Neymar that is why they are unstoppable when it comes to attacking.



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  3. Very true, gym ikufunika ma guys wa…even if our government can organise three gym camps in all the the regions for all the super league teams…each team must go there at least twice a week…

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  5. This is wat i was waiting for,,,,even at club level they have to gym and eat more balanced diet,,,,anthu osewera mpira ngati a polio

  6. Spot on Malawi24.Most of our players dont have the stamina and looked mulnourished as compare to other teams.Alot of gym work is needed to our players if we want to achieve good results.

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  8. Stunted growth, kudya chakulamba, midoli, malipiro ochepa, akazi pompo. How can one perform under the influence of these things

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