Malawi booted out of Cecafa Cup, lose to Uganda 

End of the road. Uganda, the Cranes  scored twice in each half to oust Malawi, the Flames in the Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup quarter final on Monday in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Mtawali and his assistant Ramadhan: End of the road in Cecafa

Mtawali and his assistant Ramadhan: End of the road in Cecafa

The Cranes scored their first goal five minutes into the game through Farouk Miya’s header before another goal in the second half.

The final scoreline was a true reflection of the game, as the Flames looked dis-jointed and lacked pace in the entire 90 minutes.

The Flames also misplaced too many passes, especially on the midfield where the Cranes enjoyed ball possession. Uganda also, attacked  with pace and  looked threatening early on.

Uganda was also being afforded a lot of space on the midfield, while  the Flames  final ball was all too often wasteful, with Chiukepo Msowoya’s miss in the second half after a hard and low cross from John Banda being  the only other notable attempt in a half that promised more than it delivered.

The Flames  were forced into a change after the break when coach Ernest Mtawali brought in Chawanangwa Kaonga for Miracel Gabeya with an aim of adding fire power upfront.

He also introduced Isaac Kaliati and Nelson Kangunje but nothing changed, as the body language from the players looked to have given up hope of securing an equalizer.

Against the run of play the Cranes almost increased the lead in the 80th minute, when one of their midfielders played a neat one-two with Miya   before seeing his shot partially blocked by Simplex Nthara .

After the match, the Flames coach Ernest Mtawali attributed their loss to a quick goals scored by Uganda  which disturbed their game plan.

He however, was quick to salute his troops and said they have learnt a lot during the tournament.

 

Flames line-up

Simplex Nthala; Yamikani Fodya, Stanley Sanudi, Miracle Gabeya,John Lanjesi; Gerald Phiri Jnr, Chimango Kayira, Daliso Sailesi, John Banda; Chiukepo Msowoya, Schumacher Kuwali

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Evans experience jombo
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It happenz

Ashraph kammwamba
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am bulding a team kkkkkkkkkkkmmm

Kalizaliza
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For how long shall we be building a team? Kkkkkkkkkk zili kwa mnzako. Nthawi ija a Mtawali timakuonani Malawi ikamasewera game mukulankhula zambiri, lero ndi iziiiiiiiiiiiii

Jamison Chagwa Lungu
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Ma rubbish. How can goals be scored before Kickoff? Matsenga?

Jimcarter
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coment reserve 4 future use

WAMKAKA
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eeeeeh koma anthu BB Mumaikhumba, mwachepa simunati kusogolokuno ligi muzingoziwilatu kuti ili ndi eniake! muziyambila panambala 2 kumapita kwinako, mumvadi kuwawa BB moto kuti buuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu!

Chimkondamchokazinga Chikapolamthiramthumba
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Chimkondamchokazinga Chikapolamthiramthumba

fingerpointing not lets accept ze way it is. Bt 2 u bb fans talk much not o days r not sundys

Abro
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Ndudu bullets more fire

starling kondowe
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let us not be club oriented.this is our national team ,however our coaches seem to be always giving excuses when we lose.how long shall we keep our football ambassodors outside the national team?

xedog
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BAKILI BULLETS out of cecafa kkkkkkk osanamizila Malawi inasiya kusewela mpila pano ndi bullets

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