Malawi lose again to Algeria , Africa Cup hopes diminishes

Malawi national football team on Wednesday lost again to Algeria in a reverse fixture for January’s Africa Cup of Nations finals and are on the blink  missing out of the continental soccer showpiece while Algeria became the first team to qualify with a 3-0 win.flames loss flames clarberg

Last week Malawi lost to the same opposition 0-2  at home in Blantyre.

On Wednesday Algeria first  goal of the game came after just a minute as Porto’s Yacine Brahimi fired high into the net after a neat one-two with Islam Slimani on the edge of the area.

Riyad Mahrez, who plays for English Premier League side Leicester City, doubled the lead on the stroke of half-time.

He picked up a superb through ball from Sofiane Feghouli before turning inside a defender and finishing with a low shot.

Mahrez then turned provider as his cross was met by Slimani’s head to confirm Algeria’s place at the Nations Cup finals.

Earlier on the same group B,  Ethiopia, despite playing the last 30 minutes with 10 men, avenged their loss on Saturday at home to Mali with a surprise 3-2 win in Bamako.

The results mean Algeria have a maximum 12 points guaranteeing them a top two finish, Mali stay second despite losing on six points while Malawi and Ethiopia both have three.

The top two from each group and the best third-placed side qualify for the tournament in Morocco.

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kamowa
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Kumamgoononga msonkho basi…

SOTHINI
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Just heard that we lost again. Was KINNAH in charge of the team. Suppose he was, dismissal time line cud ve been drawn. This is a disgrace to MALAWI and to THE MALAWI SQUAD. Where we go we lose miserably. Is it that players don’t coordinate, are not satisfactorily motivated, or have hang-over which l don’t expect. Mind you am asking you the COACH. In short my Coach you are lacking competencies and l don’t think the Team can be carried to another level, than being showered with defeats all the time. lf I were you, simplest conclusion cud have… Read more »
Bri Kaji
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No 33, u are my best contributor. But one thing we need to consider is, new players like Deus Nkutu, Callisto Kalinda, Louis Minjale from Botswana tough defender, and any better and serious players. Try Fisher, Gerald Phiri Junior or Victor Mpinganjira in wings. Let us find tough and fit players to do the job for their country. Stop taking players’ allowances in exchange for game time. My delivering Team is Deus Nkutu and Simkonda, Gerald Phiri Junior, Joseph Kamwendo Robert Ng’ambi, Phillip Masiye or “Blackberry” and Fisher or Victor Mpinganjira, with Tough defence of Zoya, Malata, Harry Nyirenda and… Read more »
superman again
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malawi has great talent in abundance, all we need is well qualified people to help realise and maximise the talent. manfred honner the german and kim spilsboel are great examples of this theory.

Kanyimbi
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Shaaaaaa!

Yazombe
Guest

It was Kinnah Phiri I guess

victim Chamkhuni Lwazazi
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victim Chamkhuni Lwazazi

Back to the drawing board indeed. But now because the ‘losing fighter plane’ is already in the air. We should land first – let’s still encourage the coach and the players until we are out of this AFCON competition. So Kinna Phiri was not the sole person to blame, Algerians had trouble with the Flames during his time.

Malawi
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our coach is a disgrace, he has to go. Ine ndimadabwa kuti kodi maplayerwanso ndi a Malawi kapena they nare working aginst us.We need a new team-we have the quality we just need a wise coach.

kadamanja
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Akanankhala Kina Phiri! munakamva a tumbuka inu!!!, Sankho basi tiyeni nazo. Mbola ndi ma players awo. osati ma coach. Well tried ashes of Malawi.

"A NATIVE OF NOWHERE"
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"A NATIVE OF NOWHERE"

Farewell AFCON and c u next time and the only way Flames can qualify is by back door when AFCON can be hosted by Malawi, which is in the year 2525.

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