Chinsinsi Maonga hits double as Junior Flames put five past Zimbabwe


…Malawi into Cosafa Cup Youth Championship semifinals

A rampant Junior Flames extended their lead at the top in the ongoing Cosafa Cup Youth Championship in Mauritius with a 5-nil mauling of Zimbabwe in group A to book themselves a place in the semifinals of the competition with a game to play.

The Malawi under 17 National team meant business as they broke the deadlock just after 14 minutes through Franklin Titani following brilliant move which started in the middle of the park.

Deklerk Msakakuona’s boys were very hungry for goals as they attacked like vicious snakes from all cylinders no wonder their opponents kept on chasing their own shadows in the entire match.

Malawi u-17

Malawi U-17 playing against Zimbabwe today.

With three minutes to play, the Junior Flames doubled their tally through Chinsinsi Maonga whose shot was just too much for Zimbabwe’s goalkeeper, 2-nil.

Come second half, it only took two minutes for the Junior Flames to put the match beyond Zimbabwe’s reach with another fantastic goal.

Maonga turned from a scorer to a provider when his through ball inside the penalty box found Chikondi Mbeta who mad no mistake by putting the ball into the back of the net.

The group A leaders kept on pushing for more goals but Zimbabwe’s keeper made some stunning saves to deny the Junior Flames from adding more goals.

On 62 minutes, the match was 4-nil. Maonga was on score sheet again with a fantastic goal following another brilliant move from the wings which caught their opponents’ defence napping.

Just when everybody thought the margin was enough, Patrick Mwaughulu added salt to the wound when he smashed a powerful shot past Zimbabwean goalkeeper into the back of the net to end the match 5-nil in favor of Malawi.

The result takes Junior Flames’ goal tally to seven following their opening 2-nil victory over Botswana on Saturday.

Malawi is now topping the standings with 6 points with a game to play before wrapping up the group stages and they are the favorites to finish as the group winners ahead of the host nation Mauritius who will play Botswana in their second game.

Maonga was named man of the match following his brilliant display which saw him scoring two goals and providing an assist to Mbeta for the second goal.



  1. Km ikazabwera kzangokhala kxangalala ndkywala kt kod tngatan kt tpte paxogolo asogoleli athu nthaw zna sakhala Sirius

  2. Being good at youthful stage sounds gud bt i feel sory to our football gorvenng body aka FAM failing to keep & groom these gud players

  3. Mwalemba Zabwino Poti Ana Awina Koma Dzana Lomweli Asananyamuke Mnanyoza Ndipake Mulungu Wadalitsa Anymatawa.Mtundu Wanji Onyoza Chilichonse Chadziko Lathu Mmalo Molimbikitsa Zikavuta Ndikunyadila Zikamayenda .Mtima Onyazitsa Zathu Zomwe Tileke Mulungu Atidalitsa .Takunyadilani Anyamata Mulungu Akutsogoleleni Ndima Coach Athu FAM,SULOM ,SPORTS COUNCIL Ndi Boma.

  4. I remember in a certain year; Malawi under 17 qualified for the world cup.We had the likes of Andrew Simkonda; Limbikani Mzava and other s.You will observe that most of these players have just vanished. What I want to say is we lack a system which can help players to be carried over to the next age limit.We have this good under 17; in three years time; let them play for under 20 thereafter under 23 then senior national team

  5. Bola ndi zigoli.zed ilikonko!!! Ndiye alimbikiletu anawa kapena nkutheka kukumana ndi junior chipolopolo!!!kkkkk tikuyembekezani a the flames amoto.

  6. Congrats the Young Flames, iyi ndiye yake. But hey, avoid at all cost meeting the jr chipolopolo boys during the own going tournament. Otherwise you’ll regret meeting your sister country Zambia.

  7. Ana amenewo they deserve to even represent Malawi at senior level it’s high time we started crying foul for our senior national team.

  8. Time will come where by this team will not be followed, Malawi is not good to build team from grassroots, Ghana national team is the one that won world cup under 20 in 2008 if not mistaken

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