Malawi draw in Ethiopia, fail to grab a place in Afcon finals

Malawi national football team, the Flames failed to go through to the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations finals in Equatorial Guinea after settling for a goal less draw away to Ethiopia on Wednesday in their final qualifier.

Flames hopes dashed

Flames hopes dashed

Mali booked their ticket in Group B after beating 2-0 Algeria which had already won the group.

Head coach for Malawi, Young Chimodzi, said it was “disappointing” to miss out on qualification.

“We fought hard but it was not meant to be. It’s disappointing,” said Chimodzi.

Chimodzi made one change in the squad that beat Mali 2-0 last Saturday replacing out of form Frank Gabadinho Mhango with Gastin Simukonda but had to rest Simimkonda  for Frank Banda.

Squad: McDonald Harawa, Harry Nyirenda, Francis Mulimbika, John Lanjesi, Limbikani Mzava, Joseph Kamwendo, Chimango Kayira, Fischer Kondowe, Robert Ng’ambi, Gastin Simukonda (Frank Banda), Esau Kanyenda .

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victim Chamkhuni Lwazazi
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victim Chamkhuni Lwazazi

Same as it was with Kinnah Phiri?

Bongololo
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Let’s be honest here; this team is horrible at football! This is not about match-fixing, or the gods of football, or whatever excuse you can come up with. Just admit the fact the Flames are a terrible football team and that’s why they can’t win, fullstop. And also, we need to change their name to the Ashes. Because that’s how cold this team really is.

Hussein kazembe
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We don’t culture. Lets support our clubs

Kaya
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Easy guys don’t worry Nigeria also failed what about you? Fight hard for next time.

Kalulu J
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In my opinion Malawi has done better in their last 2 games against Mali and Ethiopia. With our bad history of losing away games, drawing with Ethiopia at their home ground is an achievement. Its very unfortunate that the no 1 team in Africa – Algeria- failed to beat Mali, elements of match fixing probably.

Lessons to learn: Lets start with the best squad in the next campaign – This is going to u team officials i.e coaches etc

Onasiwelo
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I do not think blaming Algerians for losing to Mali is good, firstly we as Malawians are not good when it comes to play soccer, this is a fact, second Algerians are not afraid of Malawi because the flames is pathetic nation where football is consenrned I am sure every team would love to play the flames at the finals knowing they are a kicking bag. If rely Malawi needed to proceed it would have beaten Ethiopia at least by a good margin so regardless of who would win between Algeria and Mali the burn less flames would have qualified… Read more »
body t
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algeria yachitila dala..yagulitsa game ija coz ife tidalichinya tym ija ndye ati kutimvetsa kuwawa….anyway w r the best than Mali…..

body t
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it hapens…next tym w wl do better.

Arthur G.M. Mtambo
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THAT IS ALGERIA ——— MALI PLANS FOR NOT WISHING MALAWI TO GO THROUGH. VERY BAD.

crispin
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mmmm

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