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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44 thoughts on “Malawi booted out of Cecafa Cup, lose to Uganda ”

  1. am bulding a team kkkkkkkkkkkmmm

  2. Kalizaliza says:

    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

  3. Jamison Chagwa Lungu says:

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

  4. Jimcarter says:

    coment reserve 4 future use

  5. WAMKAKA says:

    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!

  6. Chimkondamchokazinga Chikapolamthiramthumba says:

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

  7. Abro says:

    Ndudu bullets more fire

  8. starling kondowe says:

    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?

  9. xedog says:

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

  10. UNECA says:

    Kodi aja abulets amatama kuchinya aja sadalowe?paja maplayer abulets sadalowe adalowa ndi anoma.paja akapanda kulowa chipuwa amawina.

  11. UNECA says:

    Ine sindikudandaula bcz yaluza ndi bb.

  12. UNECA says:

    Mukawina mumati bb yawina apa ndiye muziti chiyani? Shame on u bulets fans kodi chipuwa ndi iye adagwirira.

  13. UNECA says:

    Mukawina mumati bb yawina apa ndiye muziti chiyani? Kodi game iyi adagwirira chipuwa shame on u bulets fans.

  14. Mzimba Solola says:

    Was it flames that went to CECAFA or Bullets the so called “team ya fuko”? The whole of last week I have been hearing that its Bullets that has gone to Ethiopia to represent Malawi. And somebody yesterday was saying Bullets 0 Uganda 2 so which is which???

  15. Mkuluzikaoneka says:

    Flames needs divine interventio may be

  16. ijahman Duwa says:

    Always next time ndiliti lomwe a malawi titazasimbe lokoma.

  17. John says:

    IT WAS A BIG BLUNDER TO USE INEXPERIENCED PLAYERS IN A GAME AGAINST SOUTH SUDAN. WE WERE DEFEATED AND EFFECTIVELY BOOKED OURSELVES AGAINST A STRONG TEAM UGANDA. WE SHOULD HAVE AVOIDED THIS AT ALL COST.

  18. kadamanja says:

    Akanakhala Kinnak , tikanamva kutukwana apa, atumbuka atumbuka, amene mumatukwana mukuti bwanji? Khalidwe la sankho basi a Malawi

  19. AKIJA says:

    Makani mtawali ngati ofula agalu shatapo

  20. Beje says:

    kkkkkkk amadalira ma players a bullets iyi ndi national duty si club level za unbeaten run ndikonkuno baba Mtawali and Ramadan.this was your space to shine koma aaaaaa sizampira kkkkkk

  21. PK says:

    Building a team up to when? We have almost finished building The stadium in Lilongwe but mmene tinayambira kumanga team. hehede auzeni ma China akumangireni team kkkk

  22. Mac Millan Matewere - Ekwendeni Mzuzu. says:

    Thats Game and dont loose hope for the next tusk. hope the coach and his panel learnt alot from our freinds. Good lucky next time will be yours.

  23. mphatso says:

    is this anational team or what?FAM please tell these so called coaches that we don’t want trial and error in the national team.pick the tried and tested.if you want to introduce new players do it gradually not the whole team full of ma ben tens.it looks like we also got an unexperienced coach so mwadzionatu zopusa zanuzo but as for me I knew it.check the next fifa rankings you will be in the same category as comoros.

  24. Mzozo kununkha says:

    kwa amene anawonera game ija nothing was wrong with the coaches koma ma players were out of form especially pa midfield how ever goalkeeping ndiyomwe yatidyetsa udzu chifukwa zigoli zonse was a result of poor judgements ya goal keeper not the coaches

    on the other hand if we are to build a very strong team this the approach let the young ones feel the test we already know that we have the seed of the Kamwendo’s the likes of gaba and many more but the coach decision to have more local players is a welcome development for the better part of the game

    It is painful thing to loose but we have to move on cautiously though. My take is, all fanatics must comment, complement positively and objectively so as to help the team and the coaches build a very strong side. history reveals that it takes almost two years to reap the fruits in football as far as the team building exercise is concerned e.g in Ghana, Zambia, Egypt and the list goes on and on ……………

    There is something promising in the lads believe you me sports lovers we will soon have a very good side let us all support the team even tatuluka. To the coaches and the team had luck guys do not loose heart thus football , you either win, loose or draw three possible results.

  25. Mfumu ya Luntha says:

    “The cranes scored their first goal five minutes to kick off”. U mean the goal was scored before the game even started? This was ghost football, no wonder Malawi lost.

  26. Kanthiti says:

    These coaches made a big mistake by allowing the south sudanese to defeat them. Otherwise in quarter final flames could have met Sudan . Obvious Chiukepo’s scoring machine could be okey on Sudan not on Uganda. He has no skills to score with a team that is 68 on fifa ranking.

  27. Kodi pa picture-pa coach ndiuti?

  28. Mgwanya says:

    Noise was everywhere aftaer a win on those minors! I knew malai was in a simple group we are just far from better in terms of football stds zathu ndizachilokolo zomwezi basi TNM supa chani kaya uko! And Mr Reporter Sir, do you suggest that you dont know that scoring twice in each half means 4 goals were scored? Nde chonchi nkumayembekeza kuti Flames ichita bwino? Vuuuuuu

  29. Sikono mukamwa says:

    Pack your bags today and depart from Addis. Leave your loss in Addis and come home and give your normal excuses. What a team. Whats your story now?

  30. Jomba says:

    Nde mwati we av lost coz Uganda inachinya mwachangu?? Ofunika PRO ndithu

  31. wamwano says:

    @ Jojo musamutero nzanuyo….kkkkkkkkkk mpaka kachasu

  32. Boxer says:

    It happens boys don’t worry time time we are still behind you flames.

  33. gwede says:

    Cranes scored their first goal five minutes to kick-off? No wonder they won the game having score befote the game had started

  34. Joseph Moyo says:

    ine nkugwirizana ndi achuma ma experienced players ndiofunika ndpo jibut kanyenda ndi kamwendo amaiziwa bwno ma experienced players amaposa kochi

  35. Joseph Moyo says:

    i told you that i can celebrate that we have beated gibout and other lowly ranked teams because jobuti tidaha8zero cha9ref.adachikana ndye lero 3kunyadila!Lero mwakhulupilira ndikadakonda kanyenda akadamutengako chfkwa adalimmoz ogolesa nthawiyo.ine ernest samandi peza ngat coach.amachepera.coach wot ndi dolo sangangot chi ma experienced players ai.okonda masewera mudaona zomwe adachita collins mbesuma posachedwapa adagolesa chigoli chabwino thru xprience yet timu ya zambia idali ndi tiwana koma sadamsye ngat zathuz ationongera ranking ku fifa

  36. heroes 1 says:

    palibe chodabwisa mtawali amapumitsa anyamata nthaw ya south sudan ng@ akazi….anyamata aja ndiomenya mpila azipuma chifukwa chiyan za uchimidzi bas…anyamata aja amayenera kugwilana miyendo apa mwapanga qualify yotulukatu mtawali sutha ntchito musiyile rhamadan bas

  37. chibwaiko mbekamachuni says:

    the cranes scored twice in each half ( the result should have being 4:0). Uganda scored 5 minutes to kick-off ( oops did they score even when the game had not started) . against the run of play, the cranes missed ( now if was against run of play, how come you say malawi was disjionted the entire 90 minutes) . mukungolota chani chizungu choloweza basi

  38. shoes says:

    Malawians we never learn fromour mistakes. The very same mistakes we do time to time we cannot do something about it. This shows lack of discipline and seriousness..

  39. Bibo says:

    When we say things about a coach, it means we understand his capabilities, shortfalls, experience, and judgement. I don’t think Malawi has qualified local coaches at the present moment to steer the Flames to glory.

    Malawi had Reuben Malola, Matthews Mwenda, Henry Moyo as best local coaches, and of course Kinnah Phiri did his best as a coach with happy moments for the Flames, but he faltered in the end.The coaches I have named above are irreplaceable at the moment which means FAM officials should not fool themselves that Malawi has capable coaches to lead the Flames.

    The exit at CECAFA is a reminder that we are miles behind in producing our own coaches and producing emerging talent in players that would bring fortune to the national team. This is why it is imperative on short term to maintain the team left by Kinnah that was dominated by experienced players. These senior players will need a different coach due to the bad blood between Ernest Mtawali and them. Looks like the coach feels intimidated by the senior players no wonder he kept faith in his under20 graduates, but that is embarrassing to the nation because victories are remote these days due to Mtawali’s wrong choice of players. Certain players can be good at club level, but are not national team materials.The situation with our national team is getting out of hand under Nyamilandu’s watch. There are indications that show that the future is bleak under the tutelage of Mtawali. This guy needs to coach the under 15 or 17 not the senior team, he is overwhelmed by its demands.

    If the team that went to CECAFA is what we call the dream team, then we are in for trouble because we will be the laughing stalk in the region and Africa with such a team.My former primary school team could match pound for pound with this team. If we don’t dismantle it and change the coach then the best action should be to suspend its participation in competitions and reorganize ourselves by putting up structures for the youth in all districts and training skilled coaches to nurture them.It makes no sense getting involved in tournaments with substandard products at both player and coach level without any tangible results- it’s expensive to always participate and lose, something needs to be done.

  40. potatoes says:

    That’s what we deserve. Stop funding this mediocrity. 6 players from one local team??? Malawi won’t do better without Bankers’ players.

  41. Angoni apaphata says:

    Timadziwa kuti zitachitike ndi zimenezi….. Kuyamba kuchinyidwa ndi south sudan ndiye amati angatani?

  42. bumbu nchuma says:

    Flames cant do better without senior players whether u like it or not, respect these guys…essau kanyenda, frank banda, joseph kamwendo, Robert ng’ambi …..

  43. jojo says:

    Mtawali kachasu akukupwetekani bwanji nkhope ngati mwaja sabola

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