Malawi beat Uganda 1-0 on independence day: Chiukepo Msowoya goal

Striker Chiukepo Msowoya was hero of the day on Monday 6 July as his lone strike earned the Flames of Malawi a sweet 1-0 win over Uganda, in an Independence Anniversary Celebrations match at Kamuzu Stadium .

Chiukepo Msowoya scored the winning goal

Chiukepo Msowoya scored the winning goal for Malawi

Msowoya, who is enjoying a rich vein of form weighing in with impressive displays, scored in the dyining minutes of the game to give Malawians something to celebrate.

The ex-Orlando Pirates striker, who is also in top form at champions Big Bullets, winning goal gave interim coach Ernest Mtawali and his backroom staff a perfect audition, watched by President Peter Mutharika and visiting Zambian leader Edgar Lungu before the packed crowd that had the privilege of watching the game for free.

The win was a relief to last month’s 2-1 loss to Zimbabwe in Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers which cost Young Chimodzi the Flames coaching job.

Msowoya who was not in Chimodzi’s squad was drafted in by interim coach Mtawali and interim team manager Chancy Gondwe after a long spell out on the sidelines because of injury and repaid  Mtawali’s faith.

Uganda’sKezironi Kizito had the best chance for Uganda with a 17th minute curling free kick saved by the woodwork.

The match looked destined for a barren result coming into the 90th minute but Msowoya’s powerful header separated the two sides to give hundreds of Malawians joy to cheer for on their independence day anniversaries.

Mtawali said: “This was the expectation of the public to win the game. Being a new team with a new coach, the public wanted good results.”

He said the coaching panel will put to trial different players until they build up a strong team that can represent Malawi and bring in good results.

The Ugandans travel to Egypt after the Malawi match on July 18 for CAF Under-23 assignment.

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54 thoughts on “Malawi beat Uganda 1-0 on independence day: Chiukepo Msowoya goal”

  1. vin says:

    If a player wants to be discussed more positively be like Msowoya.No matter he has been on floppy platform when he was in Mozambique but imagine he made you even more proud on indipendence day,can’t you apploud for..?

  2. BB is a no 1team in mw and there is no big team that compare to bullets.

  3. Kumalawi player akanhochinya basi ndi nyatwa akalephera ndi mbunzi yamano kunsi kkkkkkkk

  4. hudy says:

    Chiukepo ndinyatwa

  5. chenda says:

    Try Ernest mtawali one more so that we can see chenges of perfomance in in the national team

  6. chenda says:

    Well thats the leriol flames

  7. chenda says:

    Thats the flames l know. Not the fake flames that was embarrassing the country of Malawi. Kp it up

  8. That was under 23 we used a wrong mesuaring stick so we shouldn’t be too happy that we won. they outplayed us we won by chance

  9. Namisako. says:

    Good here but coach institute systematic purposeful play.Yes we won but admittedly we were outplayed by the visitors by their flowing football.There was a lot of ball possesion loss on our side which must be checked also.

  10. Gulugufe says:

    Inu nonse mukuti timu yawina chifukwa Ernest ndi mutumbuka mapwara anu!

    Kinnah sanali mutumbuka, katimu kanu kopepelako kamawina?

  11. mwe says:

    Stanley Sanudi, quite a revelation…keep it boy! umasewera Ngati waku Ghana aise.
    Macoach osamusokoneza Ngati mmene mwamusokonezera Limbikani Mzava eti

  12. Acton Chavinda says:

    Dats good starter.

  13. lihat says:

    Good defence made Malawi win de game otherwise it was outplayed

  14. jampalampa says:

    chiukepo deserves respect .amatichotsa manyazi.viva Ernest viva malawi
    keep it up chiukeko.your head is a weapon of mass destruction

  15. mbani says:

    accept it Uganda outplayed Malawi

  16. Charlie says:

    We should not celebrate much, Chiukepo is not a good striker. A striker should not be seasonal. Remember that Youn also used to feature him but he disappointed the natioan right there at kamuzu statdium. maybe the point now is that Since Chiukepo plays for Big Bullets, Bullets fans are happy. Wait a minute , you will remember my words!!!!!!!!!!!!

  17. poooooo says:

    Kodi sitingamutenge yemweyi mtawaliyu? mwina poti ndi mtumbuka poti pano ife a mlako tilipena paliponse. koma ngati zinthu zikutheka ingomusiyani ntawali yemweyi basi, inspiring, enthusiasing, showing a team spirit, these are some of the qualities of a good coach, tiyeni nazoni a mtawali, kuchokera ku Karonga should not be a barrier, u are representing the whole Malawi, lomwes, Tumbukas, Chewas, Ngondes, all.

  18. Myao says:

    MUCH AS I DON’T CELEBRATE THE 1-0 VICTORY, I’D STILL PAT THE FLAMES ON THE IR BACKS BCOZ CURRENTLY GOOD PLAYERS ARE THOSE IN THEIR TWENTIES AND LET’S STOP THIS NONSENSE OF THINKING PEOPLE WHO’VE JUST LANDED A PLANE A RE EXHAUSTED, KULI NDE ZOFEWA BWINO KUNJAKU/ MASIKUANO. WE PALYED AGOOD SIDE AT FLAMES LEVEL! – YES WE NEED TO IMPROVE TACTICALLY

  19. Daiton msume says:

    Tawina tawina basi kaya asewera ngati Beni kapena gule wakulu ndatopa kuluza.i don’t care how.I’m proud to be in a winning side,proud to be Malawian! Malawi @51

  20. Vuto la amalawi ndlomwelo cmfuna kuamikira anzanu akapanga zin2 zabwino zonenanena mbweeee.tiluze tiwen kwanu ndkunyoza bax..ife tkuxangalara amwene

  21. Charter says:

    Let’s begin to schedule the Queens on independence day celebrations! We have watched the “Embers” for too long. 1:0 in the 90th minute does not warrant the expression of full ego we see in the image!

  22. Analyst says:

    Are you seriously celebrating this 1-0 win? The whole senior flames playing a Ugandan Under 23 coming just straight from the airport ndikuvutikira kuchinya kachigoli kamodzi inu nkumasekerera! ndimavuto kaya amenewa. Mwina mukanati twain 3-0 iyo inali nkhani ina

  23. markc says:

    ndipemphe makochi athu aziwauza anyamatawa kuti game iliyose its afriendly!muona tiziwina game iliyonse!Friendly ndiye amazipereka madolo amenewa ngati BafanaBafana!

  24. Swadick bunayah ayilu says:

    Lero tikukuyamikilani kuti mwawina mwatisangalatsa pamenepo takulakwirani muisokoneza team yowina kufuna yolunza kkkkkk koma amalawife sindimanziwa kuti timafuna chani

  25. Changoima boy S⁴ says:

    Timakufuna kumawinatu basi ,kuluza sikwabwino AI kkkkkk

  26. Senior Citizen says:

    Akanalowat lucky Malata tikagonga 2-1 chgoli chmodz akanazigoletsa yekha chna chkanakhala cha penalty itaponda mbuz imeneyija

  27. Slay Cee says:

    congulants flames, mwatichotsa manyaz

  28. philo mlozi says:

    Mpila sisankho kumatenga anyamata amene akuoneka kuti akuchita bwino frams fayaaaaaaaa..

  29. Clement says:

    keep it up flames.But u must improve guys.

  30. Kondwani says:

    Proud of you,guys!

  31. Hilz says:

    Atleast Malawi have something to celebrate considering that the coach satengera kuti chani koma producing a winning team, i believe at the time spain were world cup champions the team was full of barcelona players may be only 4 players were from other teams so i just want tell those who are saying anasewera ambiri a bullets that dont worry provided we win other than kukamira team yosapanga perform congrats flames

  32. Chiko Baluwa says:

    Tapulumuka kt sanalowe Lucky Malata akanawagoletsera alendowa

  33. Hardson says:

    Siyabonga kakhuru mtawali na chiukepo continue giving us the goodies.

  34. Teb says:

    Well done flames keep it up

  35. Nsimankudya says:

    Congratulations to Flames and Mtawali as well as his backroom staff,but we need to polish up other areas.I know this is not the main team .Passing the ball has been our problem.Uganda was more organised than us.We need to be conversant with basics of football.Let Ernest combine these players with a few older ones……we will surely make a good team

  36. half trillion says:

    kodi tinene kuti simukuwonapo apo alemba kuti “under 23” po? kapenanso tinene kuti simukudziwa zoti anawo asewera mpila atangotsika kumene ndege? if it was 5-0 i would have been proud but 1-0 mwanama.

  37. Dusty says:

    Nothing to celebrate nyasaland ndi nyasaland basi don’t expect much.

  38. clement says:

    I have been telling people that Mtawali knows soccer very well and can implement this to the flames if given enough time. Am confident in Mtawali becoz of the young coach who coached cape Verde seriously I was impressed with the way he giving instructions to his guyz now cape Verde is on gud fifa ranking. Don’t bring expatriate lets try this young guy Ernest with Chancy Gondwe the lawyer

  39. gadson moyo says:

    guyz to say the truth,we din’t play well.despite that chiukepo scores,he also din’t play tactically well.i think we as malawians we have a problemif we loss we insult the coaches.and if we win we forgot all the mistakes that were on the pitch and start to praise the team stupidly.to say the truth this old players sanasewere dzowoneka.i would appreciate anakamenyetsa ana like enerst tambe,sternly sanudi,Sulumba,fodya, mhone nd aziphwawo osat azigogowa ayi and that iz period!!!!!

  40. Chabwanda!! says:

    Keep it up the flames! Coach koma Enerst!

  41. BECHI says:

    Good start for chiukepo and mtawali. brave flames.

  42. Chris Chikwemba says:

    One game one win, Two games, lets wait and see…. Congrats.

  43. Deontology says:

    Thumb up flames-bravo my player Chiukepo!

  44. Patriot says:

    Inu mumadana ndi atumbuka nu, pali mau?
    Coach mtumbuka, Msowoya ndi mtukumbukanso.
    Kupanda atumbuka kugolisa zigoli, Flame inaka nunkha kanthu?
    VIVA ATUMBUKA MOSE.

  45. hisbolla says:

    ATUMBUKA COACH N CHIUKEPO!!!!

  46. MPONDA says:

    Congratulations MTAWALI. Kwasala utengeso Owen Chaima. He is in good form as well.

  47. opportunist says:

    Good start for Ernest.

  48. sir bentby says:

    coach azilowetsa winning squad, osatengera kuti akuchokera team yanji, kaya ndi five players from one team amene basi what we want is scores. this mtawali is indeed good coach, he has proven it, chikhala anali mavoti ndikadakamuvotera basi kuti aimeso

  49. Say NO to Stupid Federation says:

    Good Kwa Good Chiukepo Ndi Flames Yonse Keep It Up Guys!

  50. Chintebwe says:

    Good start mtawali keep your eyes on new players for better results

  51. James mkoko says:

    Tifetu tinanena kuti coach koma Ernest Mtawali okumva zimene ana afuna timafunsatu ife kuti chimene akumusiyila Chiukepo Msowoya ndichiyani lelo wayakha yekha. RIP Mr Young Chimodzi.

  52. ZOBE says:

    Bravo Chiukepo

  53. yasin saulos says:

    Congratulations the flames……………….. More fire

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