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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vin
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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..?

Thocco kambalame
Guest

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

chipirawachanje
Guest

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

hudy
Guest

Chiukepo ndinyatwa

chenda
Guest

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

chenda
Guest

Well thats the leriol flames

chenda
Guest

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

Mbowe Mulambia
Guest

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

Namisako.
Guest

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.

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

Kinnah sanali mutumbuka, katimu kanu kopepelako kamawina?

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