Malawi coach says mountain to climb, skipper upbeat in Algeria

Malawi coach Young Chimodzi has admitted that his charges have a mountain to climb against hosts Algeria in Wednesday’s 2015 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) Group B qualifier but Captain Joseph Kamwendo is optimistic the Flames will upset the tables in Algiers.

Chimodzi knows that his second-from bottom Flames, with just three points from three matches, are in the danger of missing out on next year’s Afcon finals in Morocco.

Chimodzi:  Uphill task

Chimodzi: Uphill task

“Chances are still there, but it will need a lot of hard work. It’s a huge mountain for us to climb on Wednesday. We need to get at least a point and be ourselve,” he said .

Malawi, who welcome from suspension defender John Lanjesi, have a worst away record having last won 3-0 in Djibouti in 2009 with the rest of results, since that time, being more losses and some draws.

The Desert Foxes, ranked 20 against 98 for the Flames, top the group having registered three straights wins; the latest being a 2-0 beating of Malawi on Saturday at the Kamuzu Stadium.

Kamwendo urged Flames’ fans to forget Saturday’s loss  and look forwards to an interesting second leg of the AFCON 2015 qualifiers.

“Our squad is strong enough to produce the desired results and the players are keen to shine on Wednesday. “I think we have the squad which is capable of delivering,” Kamwendo said.

“Now with the news that Mali won to Ethiopia everyone is willing to prove a point,” he added.

The Desert Foxes of Algeria are basking comfortably on the summit of group B  with 9 points. Mali’s Eagles are second with 6 points; The Flames are third with 3 points and the table is anchored by Ethiopia’s Walias who have neither won nor drawn a game.

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15 thoughts on “Malawi coach says mountain to climb, skipper upbeat in Algeria”

  1. Taweni says:

    These coaches have had their time and should be rested if the team has to go forward. They continuosly misread the game and misposition players. Anyway they are ex – defenders faced by a team which does not score. They need to brief players in gaining composure and confidence when approaching the goal area.

    Citizen

  2. Kanyimbi says:

    If I were the coach I would tell all the players to make a wall at the goal line so that the ball should fail to pass through. Automatically it would have been a 0-0 game. Try Kanyimbi to be the coach you will never lose.

  3. victor says:

    Ndizoona kuti ayese kutenga ma strikers a super league komanso simplex Nthala akanatha kungomutenga kuti adzangoona kuti fitness yake ili bwanji chifukwa pagolonso
    pali bvuto.komanso coach akamasintha ma players adzitha kuona kuti akuchotsa
    moyenera, chiukepo sanadzuke bwino koma anayamba kuchotsa ngalande, kumusiya chiukepo.Apanso panatidabwitsa,ifenso masapota tiyenera kudzudzula mwaulemu
    osati ,kungonyozaamzathu popanda chifukwa cheni-cheni.

    1. Kanyimbi says:

      Bambo anthuwa amalandira ndalama zathu. Osawanyengelera kodi azawina liti? nthawi zonse kumangoti tikukonza timu tikukonza timu mpaka liti?

  4. nickorass says:

    zatikwana zomangoluzazo till when?kuti tidzakondwe

  5. Fedlsm gvnmnt says:

    Mwachinyidwa amalawi ife muone tipange yathu team,bwenubwenu fc

  6. Piper says:

    3 Nil sounds fair… Coach out !!!

  7. OK says:

    Chiukepo siwapira

  8. Mhango says:

    I was thinking of bringing kinnah phiri back,kkkkkkkkk, kodi coach mzungu pano mmene ya sinthila ndalama ku soccer tingakwanitse?. Kinnah was the best and be treated as such,kodi team inkapanga ma draw ndekuti sinali bwino?,stupid regionalisim activits,….

  9. Mumuuze chiukepo sizongomenya mpira chimenyemenye him as a striker he should try something when he reaches in the 18 yard box osati zamangolomelazo ayi

  10. mphatso says:

    Even though we just take it as fulfilling the fixtures,this is the time guys with a lions heart can prove themselves.If they did it at the stadium why cant we did it at their backyard and show the world hahaha guys if you want jobs to play ion europe this is the arena to show that you are capable.

    1. Jentle says:

      Palibe amwene abandulidwa kale dzulo 3 mwa ndanda kapena kuti mwa zero.

  11. All The Best Ma Flames

  12. Mbolo Sidwala! says:

    Such words should not be coming from “the army general.” Instead of lifting the spirits of players you are demoralising them! “we were beaten by the best team in Africa,” so what? For Algeria to be the best in Africa it means they also beat the best team in Africa. Isnt it the same Algeria that was thoroughly beaten by Malawi in Angola in 2010? The problem is because of fielding mayina osati ma players amene panopa they are in form, likes of Deus Nkutu who is currently the leading goal scorer in the super league. If Algeria is on position 1, it’s because they scored more goals than their opponents, and those goals were scored by strikers not attackers. Currently what you have in the team are attackers, people who shoots mpaka mpira kukagwera ku Mdeka, kwa a Chigalu. Ma strikers munawasiye!

    1. Austin Nkhosa says:

      Munasiya anthu oti angathe kuthandiza Flames ku ma Winger ngati Fisher Kondowe koma munatenga athu odziwa nokha pangani zoti muthandize Malawi osati za individual ayi please change the selecting players

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