Wasteful Malawi held by Lesotho

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The Flames of Malawi failed to beat the Crocodiles of Lesotho following a 1-all draw in an international friendly match played at Bingu National Stadium on Saturday afternoon in readiness for the 2019 African Cup of Nations qualifier against Morocco next year.

The visitors took a surprising lead just a minute before the recess through a corner when Malawi’ defence was caught napping but the hosts pulled level just seven minutes into the second half through Chikoti Chirwa from a set piece as well.

It proved to be a game of two halves as the visitors dominated in the first half, while the home side came back strongly in the second half.

The home side had their first chance five minutes into the game when Atusayi Nyondo, returning to the team for the first time in almost two years, blasted his effort wide when he was set through by Robert Ng’ambi.

The home team was forced to make an early substitute when Gomezgani Chirwa sustained a thigh injury, paving way for Stanley sanudi whose introduction brought a new rhythm into the team.

Robin Ngalande exchanged passes with Schumacher Kuwali before releasing Gerald Phiri Jnr who saw his drive well saved by Lesotho’ goalkeeper Mphuthi Likano for a corner.

At the other end, the visitors then settled down, launching a stunning counter hurricane attack which saw Brighton Munthali making his first save on the day when Limbikani Mzava failed to dispose Luciano Matsoso.

With less than ten minutes to play on the clock, Nyondo saw his shot hitting the side net when he was set through by Sanudi.

Despite creating lots of clear cut chances, it was Lesotho who scored their goal just a minute before the half time whistle.

A corner from the left flank of the field met Matsotso who connected well from a close range to beat Munthali in goals for the hosts, 1-0. However, the Flames came back stronger in the second half as they pulled level on 51st minute through Chirwa from a corner kick by Ngalande.

Flames Head Coach Ronny Van Geneudgen then brought in pacey Dalitso Sailesi for Kuwali and this was the change that Malawi needed as the team started attacking like a venomous snake in search for the winning goal but Lesotho’ defence was too stubborn to unlock.

Nyondo was nowhere to be seen as he was kept at bay by the visitors’ defence by Ngalande, Sanudi and Sailesi were a marvel to watch as they displayed brilliant football much to the delight of the fewer spectators who came to witness the encounter.

However, Ngalande was substituted for Chiukepo Msowoya while Nyondo was replaced by Levison Maganizo as the hosts increased their attacking options.

Sailesi’ thunder bolt was well saved by Likano for a corner.

At the other end of the field, Munthali produced a stunning save to deny the visitors from scoring with less than 8 minutes to play on the clock and after the end of 90 minutes, 1-1 it ended.

And speaking to the media, RVG said he was happy with his men’ performance but admitted that he wasn’t happy with the result of the match but promised Malawians that the team will do wonders in Morocco next year.

The team played without Gabadinho Mhango, Frank Banda, Richard Mbulu and Charles Swini due to injuries.

 

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  2. Even watching the game was like u r watching district teams…no quality… Was better than watching chipiku…no fire n lacked football skills….immature soccer…even the players were like forced in the pitch… Far from morden soccer.

  3. A malawi chinyengo chikuyambira ku na club ndiye national team singapite patsogolo. Sulom ikubwenzeretsa mpira pansi chinyengo

  4. I think Flames tayisiyilira mokwanila taonani ma Virus awo apanga attack ndi Netball yomwe tiyeni tiwakhaulitseno,ine ndaganiza kuti next game adzasewere opanda ma Boots apo bii adzavale Jombo Kkkkkkkkkkk

  5. kholo lina lililonxe limayikila kumbuyo mwana wake,angakhale mwanayo ili chitsilu olo wakuba,izi zimathandizira kusachosa ulemu wabanjalo,choncho lekani kunyoza team yafuko kuti anthu obwera asapeze mpata otiyankhula zopusa komaso zotionera pansi,zikomo!!

  6. Gyz mpila akutsokonedza ndi mzunguuja ndi guru lawo akumatenga ma puleya akuti matimu awo sakuchita bwino mu league akumalowetsaso chinyengo kusiya ma puleya abwino

  7. Kkkkk fuck Malawi the mistake was made by the person who named this country #lawi who the fuck was he & what he was thinking this name is causing alot of pain bcz Malawi is getting us nowhere 2 much suffering this country will never change we are being driven with the past what the fuck is it with Malawi…..
    Flames of fire ✌

  8. Useless team. Zambia played Cameroon yesterday. It was a nice game and the Zambians have improved very much. Your Flames is very far from the Chipolopolo boys.

  9. Vima player va ku Malawi haviwina ataaaa
    Matembelero kuyambira kwa mtsogeleri mpakana osesa miseu…ndi ziweto zomwe
    Ndikugwirizana ndi mkuluyo kuti wapanga zomwe mbuzi zinzake sizinapange mmbuyomu….chifukwa mbuzi zinzake zonse zinali ndi magetsi iye akuti ayi koma makoloboyi….

    Muuzeni akutichititsa manyazi kuulendo kuno…tikumachita manyazi kumanena kuti ndife amalawi….amatitchula kuti MA BLACK’OUT….moti tikamabwera kumudzi apolisi mnjira savutika kufunsa kuti….where are you going?…akangoona makatoni a makandulo amangodziwiratu kuti ichi ndi chi BLACK-OUT koma Pitala sazatheka kkkkk…ndimuuze kaye Phanord Gaddafi timve maganizo ake

  10. Anthu akumalawi simuzatukuka mpaka kalekale,,,,, a NAM anamusiya Mwai, anathyapula kodesa nkhawa,,,,, zana a FAM akut nawo kulamula kukamusiya Gaba!! Katundu ochinya! Lero siizi??? Inu anyamilandu!! Mpira umenewu wapakati pa Malawi ndi Lesotho,,,,, osati bb ndi nomads misamakhale ndi nkhwinzi,,,,, taonani mukupwetekesa a malawi ndi bp!

  11. kupusa anthu inu kusapota ma flames simudziwa kuti amatentha , akadakutenthani ngati simusiya Lesotho imangofuna kuukwerezera koma zinali 50-50 kukwereza iwowo ndikumazima ndiye wangokutenthani pang’ono chabe koma muone Morocco idzayatsa wa pine moto wake wozimitsa pali matatalazi

  12. Km aLesotho andikhumudwitsa bwanji, ndifuna akadaisambitsa chokweza team ya namapopayo km 1-1. aaaaaaa ndakhudwa kwambiri.

  13. Useless flames! They cant tick they are just participating in the tourneys, cant match past moroco, they are just waisting tax payers money

  14. they look obvious that they r coming from a blackout country….no wonder they cudnt see where tu score goalz bcoz of darkness kkk

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