Malawi itches for win over Mozambique as South Africa, Zambia booted out of Cosafa Cup

Host South Africa’s Bafana Bafana and Zambia’s Chipolopolo boys have been knocked out of the Cosafa Cup, which saw two quarter final matches being decided by post match penalties.

Coach Young Chimodzi and  two captains hope for a win .-Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Coach Young Chimodzi and two captains hope for a win .-Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Botswana and Namibia showed Bafana Bafana and Zambia the exit doors through 7-6 and 5-4 penalty shootout wins, respectively.

Namibia converted all five spot kicks while defending champions Zambia missed one spot kick, which eventually cost them the game.

Likewise, Bafana’s Kwanda Mngonyama’s penalty hit the woodwork which saw the Zebras clinching victory.

Just five minutes before the end of the first half, National First Division leading goal scorer Phumelele Bhengu failed to connect with the ball inside the box which could have given Bafana a lead from Marc van Heerden’s cross.

In the second half Marc Van Heerden supplied another cross to Bhengu but this time he tipped it over the cross bar.

Clayton Daniels also failed to connect with Van Heerden’s set-piece in the 56th minute.

Peter Butler’s Zebras were denied an opportunity to settle the game in the 90 as the referee waved away claims of a penalty-kick after Hendrick Moyo went down inside the area following a challenge from Nhlapo.

In the dying minutes Botswana missed a chance to grab a late winner as Kebatho failed to connect with a low cross from the right.

This saw the match going to penalties where Carl Lark missed the first penalty for Bafana. But Bafana made a comeback when Jackson Mabokgwane saved Hendrick Moyo’s penalty.

In other quarter final matches, Ghana will battle it out with Madagascar while Malawi face Mozambique. Both games will be played at Moruleng Stadium on Monday.

The Flames had their first full training session with all the players on Saturday afternoon in preparation for match against Mambas.

“The guys are in good spirits and we took them through the paces after the 2-1 defeat to South Africa in a training match Friday.

“The attitude of the players looks very good and I am impressed. We may make a number of changes from the team that started against South Africa against Mozambique,” said Chimodzi.

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18 thoughts on “Malawi itches for win over Mozambique as South Africa, Zambia booted out of Cosafa Cup”

  1. Pego wa peter says:

    Listen pliz zoti chimozi ndi chamangwana are nt strong enough to be the flames coach and call kinah phiri ine ndikususana nazo, kinayo anali ponpa zinamukanika kale komanso tangoganizani pakathawi kochepa komweka koma taonani team yaphanvu yomwe atulusa madolowa and ife tikumwa wankaka, tikunva kukoma and lose ya mozambiq chisakhale chiphinjo kwa ma coaches anthu iyayi ngati zili choncho nde kuti RSA, Zambia ndi Ghana naoso awathamangisa ma coaches bcoz naonso aluza, just imagn malawi lose to RSA 2-1 in friendly bt MWI managed to beat RSA in cup game this means an inprovment is there so pliz pliz pliz times pliz apaseni mpata madolowa ntchito yauphunzitsi siyamasewera atolele kaye ma players komanso mumaziwa kukonza team ndipang’onopang’ono akonza pakati inu mumamuona bwanji mician mhoni? atapanga feat ndi wathu wathu kamwendo zingakhale bwanji komanso ma coaches aona vuto la ma defender ndi ma strikers akonza zimenezo ife tisadandaule.
    i lov malawi, i love the flames, ndine big flames supporter.

  2. Dont dont says:

    Zimachitika kuluza please call back kinnah if we are to develop in football a malawi ndi kinah team yinali boo tandivekeni please

  3. SALIMA BOYS says:

    Nde tiziti bwanji tsopano,taluzatu mxiiii!!

  4. Herbert says:

    Malawi has played well but why timangodzichinya tokha? Flames were supposed to win the game. Anyway it happens. Nanga titan pot zachitika kale. Am very worried as a malawian mulungu udziwa kutonthoza atonthoze a malawi.

  5. Namboya says:

    Malawi has played well but why timangodzichinya tokha? Flames were supposed to win the game. Anyway it happens. Nanga titan pot zachitika kale. Am very worried as a malawian mulungu udziwa kutonthoza atonthoze a malawi.

  6. Weniweni Balakasa says:

    Chimodzi and Jack are not fit to be flames coaches. They must be booted out. Cosafa and Afcon which is stronger and bigger? If Young failed to advance in cosafa, can he achieve in afcon? Tribalism and nepotism have got effects in any development. Kinnah is better off than Young. ‘Jacket sapisila’

  7. James Mkoko says:

    Zambia 2 Malawi 0
    South Africa 2 Malawi 1
    Now Zambia and South Africa they are all OUT now Malawi what will happen?

  8. Jackie says:

    We owez love Malawi’koma osamangozichinya tokha.

  9. pat yobe says:

    Go Malawi

  10. Said says:

    Tangokhazikani mitimapasi. Tingodikila 95mins basi. Coach plz osamangobwebweta zamatimu ena ayi dikilathawi yatimu yako kuti uwone zithabwanji ndipomwe uyambekulalatano kwakoko. Osamangodyandalama zosaoneka ntchotoyake ayi. Kulibwino ndalamazo azithandiza anthu osauka

  11. baggio says:

    a chimodzi all de tym u say the boys at in good sherp, the boys attitude is very good ok takuvani komalidza mukaguluza ncthito yanu ithele Ku Jon mkoko.komanso inu a FAM tikangopa kupita Ku finals ya Afcon nonse musiye ncthito, kubwele anthu odziwa kuyendetsa mpira chomwe mudziwe kumalawi kuno kuli anthu azelu mumpira adzayendetsa posafuna kukangana mudzagosiya nokha mukadzakanika tidzaitanitsa ma demo tidzaku ma charni ife timakonda mpira timalipibwe mtimu ikawina tatopanazo

  12. amanda says:

    go flames das a gud chance 2 beat mambas

  13. Tchinga Chisoni says:

    Chenjezo… A malawi mukangoluza nonse kundende including your coach

  14. bambo says:

    The is Ghana in cosafa?wow that’s out of sadc.

  15. mulomwe says:

    Zazii mwalembapo chiyani

  16. Chikopa says:

    Basi report lathela pompo osanena nthawi yomwe game ikuyamba kuti ife amene tili ku joni kuno tikaonele kumanso ikuya ndiya malawi poti ground ndi limozi always half reporting

  17. KALULU says:

    I WISH GOOD SUCCESS TO FLAMES MALAWI MOTTO!

  18. Xenophobic south Africa can’t win a game the African gods are not happy for killing innocent and unarmed foreigners

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