Malawi beat Tanzania 1-0 but booted out of World Cup on 1-2 aggregate

Malawi national team on Sunday defeated Tanzania 1-0 at Kamuzu Stadium the second-leg of the 2018 Fifa World Cup preliminary qualifier but were eliminated in the World Cup following their 0-2 defeat in a midweek first-leg fixture in Dar es Salaam.

Gerald Phiri trying to win the ball...Photo Jeromy Kadewere.

Gerald Phiri trying to win the ball…Photo Jeromy Kadewere.

Micium Mhone in action...Photo Jeromy Kadewere.

Micium Mhone in action…Photo Jeromy Kadewere.

Micium Mhone in action...Photo Jeromy Kadewere.

Micium Mhone in action…Photo Jeromy Kadewere.

Chiukepo Msowoya tightly marked...Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Chiukepo Msowoya tightly marked…Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Ernest Mtawali giving instructions to Robin Ngalande...Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Ernest Mtawali giving instructions to Robin Ngalande…Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Limbikani Mzava ready to take a throw in...Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Limbikani Mzava ready to take a throw in…Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Gabadihno Mhango in disbelief after the game...Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Gabadihno Mhango in disbelief after the game…Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Chimango Kayira's reaction after the final whistle..Photo Jeromy Kadewere.

Chimango Kayira’s reaction after the final whistle..Photo Jeromy Kadewere.

Flames line up againts Taifa..Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Flames line up againts Taifa..Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Malawi needed to win by a three-goal margin to sail through, or at least, 2-0 to force the game into penalties.

After John Banda scored in the first half, it have hopes to Malawi fans that they game could go in the home side way.

Come second half, the Flames made several changes introducing Isaac Kaliat, Gabadihno Mhango, Robin Ngalande for Gerald Phiri, Micium Mhone and Miracle Gabeya.

Only the presence of Kaliati and Ngalande changed the tempo of the game us Mhango looked not fully fit.

Mzava and Msowoya nearly secured an equalizer but alas Ally Mustafa denied them scoring opportunities.

The visitors resorted into delaying tactics as they faked injuries and after putting up a grand performance the Flames could not force a draw.

There was total silence inside the stadium, as only a section of travelling Taifa Stars fans were chanting in praising their players.

“It’s pitty we did not qualify,” said Malawi coach Ernest Mtawali immediately after the game.

On the way forward, Mtawali said he is going to build on the team he has assembled, saying there is a lot of talent that need to gel together.

“We need to get more friendly games ,” he said.

Taifa Stars coach Charles Mkwasa he was pleased to qualify but gave credit to Malawi for “wonderful performance.”

He said: “I should congratulate Malawi for putting up a good fight.”

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sunduzlwayo
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Malawi should focused on women’s boys are just worsing public money.. b

kwatani
Guest

Thumbz up Ernest you have maintained our pride by featuring a winning team in that crucial encounter. Kamuzu stadium deserves respect, kutichinya pamanda pathu paja it could have been an insult. Maintain the winning team and the winning formula. Koma akulu akulu ena wanted your failure and zoti we won the game akwiya nazo

Elesan Milcaf
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lets just wish our lovely flames bright future by calling upon GOD’s grace

weniweni
Guest
I see brighter future in Chirwali/Rhamadan and the Boyz. Try asking a bunch of 20 people to come up with just 5 players who were supoz to be in the squad, trust me you will definitely stick to Mtawali. Only when the acceptance will start from the stands(supporters)thats wen Malawi will start producing better results. The team does not need another coach nor magic players,the team needs much support from us the Monday coaches,government,stake holders,anthu akufuna kwabwino etc. Trust me together we can! I salute Kinnah,i give much respect to Chimodzi and Chamangwana and I see brighter days in Mtawali/Rhamadan… Read more »
BECHI
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Bwana MG2 dont you think flames need reformation in cost cutting as you have done with JCE? If all reforms will not touch football then it will be useless.
For the sake of reforms am very happy flames are out cz we will save money.

Wing Banda
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We got out of de game after introducing of Gaba

Ernest Ntawali
Guest

No news here, That’s OK. very normal Malawi

Therere
Guest

we lost the game in Tanzania, you could not expect our boys to play well when they had a difficult match the previous day, any way it looks we have a good team. we should learn to listen to the coaches, Ernest said there should be no game between Bullets and Wanderers but you insisted

henry
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ine i am ok with the selection of the squd, keep it up coaches we shal see the results later. Its just too eary to point fingures on you, makochi anu aja akhala nthawi yaitali bwanji? Ine ndiri ndi yemweyo. Ngati molinyo akulephe……..

nyongolotsi
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taluza-taluza basi, palibe chomwe tachita cha zelu apa,tatuluka basi coaach, ma player onse mbuzi.

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