Malawi didn’t deserve to win, says coach Mtawali

Malawi coach Ernest Mtawali rued a missed opportunity to win the Cosafa Castle Cup after his side lost 0-1 to Lesotho in their Group B  tie at the on Thursday in Windhoek.

Mtawali: Bitterly disappointed

Mtawali: Bitterly disappointed

Lesotho celebrate victory after sealing Cosafa Castle Cup quaterfinal place with Malawi win

Lesotho celebrate victory after sealing Cosafa Castle Cup quaterfinal place with Malawi win

Mtawali accepted his team did not deserve to beat Lesotho.

“We did not play with aggression,” said the coach.

Malawi did most of the chasing in the game as you would expect from a side needing a win, but wasted numerous opportunities as Lesotho looked to hit them on the break.

Jane Thaba-Ntso headed the winner with seven minutes remaining, though Lesotho only needed a draw for top spot in the pool.

“We did not deserve to win the game,” Mtawali conceded.

Mtawali said the Flames are “ bitterly disappointed” to  return home empty-handed.

Lesotho take on South Africa on Saturday at 15h00, before later in the day holders and hosts Namibia make their entrance in to the competition with a tough clash against Botswana (kick-off 17h30).

Both those matches will be at the Sam Nujoma Stadium, as will Sunday’s ties after they were moved from the Independence Stadium.

Zambia host Swaziland in the first game at 15h00, while DR Congo tackle Mozambique at 17h30.

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9 thoughts on “Malawi didn’t deserve to win, says coach Mtawali”

  1. banduwell norman says:

    Kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkl imeneyo ndiyo Flames

  2. Bibo says:

    Harvest time indeed. Nyamilandu has messed up Malawian football. FAM needs competent administrators to guarantee Malawi’s future success. The best thing to do now is disband the team and concentrate on setting up structures for the youth. The nation should be on recess from active football for at least 7 years while it builds the future team. There is need to expose many young players to European clubs and not this nonsense of exporting players to Mozambique and South Africa. Ernest must go immediately, he is useless as a coach. Malawi needs an experienced overseas coach with a great resume for developing young players.

    1. Okwenda says:

      Germany since 1926 to date a period of 90 years they have had 10 coaches for their national team. Malawi since 1998 a period of 16years we have hired and fired 15 coaches and you are asking for the firing of a young coach after 1 year. I think you are part of the problem.Your anger and frustration is not justified. Do we have the quality of players to do the job? Do we have resources to competitively participate in these tournaments?

  3. mphero says:

    mukuononga ndalama za boma

  4. Blantyre select woyeeeee!

  5. flames siidzamva ndithu. a Nyamilandu, nkhanitu ndi imeneyo, tiyeni nayoni. mumati ndinu opemphera, koma simufuna kumva za anthu ena, manyazi bwanji nd Blantyre select yanuyo. ku Lilonngwe Zomba Mzuzu Salima kulibe odziwa kusewera mpira, koma ku Blantyre

  6. Flames sidzamva says:

    The fruits of Walter Nyamirandu led FA administration. This administration is after results not rebuilding of the team. Is this the harvesting time he was saying?

  7. dickson says:

    flames sidzamvadi,vuto simufuna kumva za amzanu bwana,mapuleya okhaokhawo mpaka three times why you had 20 players in the tonament? mumaonangati akuendela mafuta agalimoto anyamatawo?

    1. tobias says:

      pali chodabwitsa pamenepa. palibe . koma pamene imawina muja timadabwa kuti zikukhala bwanji

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