Malawi head coach confident of win in Ethiopia

Malawi national football team coach Young Chimodzi is rarely lacking in confidence and he  is firm in his belief that the Flames will deliver in Ethiopia to secure a slot at the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations.

Flames coach Young Chimodzi We will try harder-..Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Flames coach Young Chimodzi We will try harder-..Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Fischer Kondowe in for another important assignment.....Photo Jeromy kadewere

Fischer Kondowe in for another important assignment…..Photo Jeromy kadewere

If Flames are to qualify for the finals, now to take place in Equatorial Guinea after the pull out of morocco from hosting the continent’s biggest soccer fiesta due to growing Ebola fears, they should beat Ethiopia in the Wednesday match.

Speaking on departure, Sunday afternoon, Chimodzi said he strongly believe his charges will win in Addis Ababa and  progress in the tournament

“I believe we will win and my players believe victory in for us.That’s the most important thing,” said Chimodzi.

Chimodzi said he would make one change to his line up that defeated Mali at the Kamuzu stadium. Maintaining the 4-1-3-2 formation, he will start with Gastin Simukonda for Gabadini  Mhango.

MacDonald Harawa will still man the posts. The rear guard will be marshaled by John Lanjesi, Francis Mlimbika, Limbikani Mzava and Harry Nyirenda.

The industrious Chimango Kaira will keep the engine room as a holding midfielder, playing just in front of the Defence. And the experienced trio of Robert Ng’ambi, Fischer Kondowe and captain Joseph Kamwendo will keep the supply lines running to feed the striking duo of in-form assassin Esau Kanyenda and the promising deadly finisher Simukonda.

Meanwhile this is the whole squad that has travelled to Ethiopia: Harawa, Chipuwa, Lanjesi, Mlimbika, Mzava, Nyirenda, Maunde, Kaira, Masiye, Chimodzi Jr, Kondowe, Kamwendo, Ng’ambi, Ngalande, Kanyenda, Simukonda, Mhango and Banda Frank.

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22 thoughts on “Malawi head coach confident of win in Ethiopia”

  1. Mendulo says:

    Best wishes Flames as you prepare to face Ethiopia less less only hours away. Work hard to prevent the hosts from taking the lead while fighting to draw first blood. But even in the unlikely event that they score first, do not despair. Remember Algeria came from behind to beat them 1-3 in Algeria last week? Just aim to score as many goals as possible while preventing the hosts from scoring. Presurise them and create and use as many chances as you can. You successfully pressurised Algeria and Mali and created a lot of chances here at home. Just make sure you use many of your chances.

  2. blackmarket says:

    should you ignore Zicco, u a making a big mistake. Yes to starting Gastin with Esau but when you make changes in the second half, try Zicco to help Esau, and Frank Banda to bring fire in the atack from Midfield too.

  3. Bristol says:

    Flames go!!!!!!!!!!! Flames go!!!!!!!!!!!for the last mile before to Equatorial Guinea!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Scorch the last obstacle Ethiopia!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Flames go & return with three points!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Felie Majier says:

    Just kip on doin ur best ma Flames,osakhwefula…we are proud and we must never luk dwn @ ourselves

  5. peter pierre says:

    Malawi will carry the day 1-0.Mali will manage a draw,All the best ma Flames,Equatorial Guinea Via Ethiopian airways!!!



  7. chisomo says:

    All the best guys make it happen God bless flames

  8. flames die hard fan says:

    all the best, we are behind you. Our prayers to God so that he may be on our side. All the best

  9. blake.rahim says:


  10. wishng u all the best guyz

  11. CHIFUND BANDA says:

    all the best framers

  12. dexes says:

    All the best flamez but I feel pity for you can’t our president release his plane so that you shud just be going straight away rather than waiting for flights which take long and you are kept waiting for them? Pliz peter let them use our plane they are fighting for our national cause not your individual useless non pleasant trips ok? It will releave them from fatigue yeah? Get it or neglect it deliberately for personnal greedy.

  13. Mbolo Sidwala! says:

    Nanga Chiukepo?

  14. Ntozabantu says:

    good luck madala team. all the way to Equatorial Guinea!

  15. mr D says:

    chimodzi junior sakukwanira to play in flames..zokondela basi..go flames and do it for the whole nation

  16. nengezwayo jere says:

    go frames go!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! it has been along time you made the nation go wailed!!!!!!!!!!!, zabwino zonSE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  17. Yankho says:

    yendani bwino mukafike bwino ife kuno tapanira zonse a Malawi tiyeni tipemphere kwambiri kuti timu yanthu ikachite bwino. Pitala zake izo sangakangane ndi Mulungu wabwino zonse ife tasiya mmanja mwa mulungu wabwino.

  18. Patriot says:

    Kumeneko ndi ku away.
    Mukaluza mungopempha asylum konko.

  19. Walter says:

    Wish them a good game in Addis Ababa

  20. Chikopa says:

    Tell joseph kamwendo to play forward game not negative football he is good player but why sent the ball back when the whole teamis attacking ? If he change he will be first choice in Tp mazembe

  21. clement says:

    I ‘ve been repeatedly that Chimodzi Junior doesn’t deserve in Flames squad but you are taking advantage of being the coach.Pliz we need player who can bring the diference in the field of play not just numbers like your son.Had it been its Taonga it was ok,watch out.

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