Malawi lose to South Sudan to finish second in Cecafa Group C

Malawi national team, the Flames, on Friday lost to South Sudan 2-0 in their last Group C match of the Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup in Bahir Dar, Ethiopia.

Malawi already in quarter finals of Cecafa

Malawi already in quarter finals of Cecafa

The Flames qualified for the quarter-finals with a game to spare, when they beat Djibouti 3-0 on Wednesday.

The Ernest Mtawali side has now finished the group second in Group C.

Mtawali made several changes in Friday’s encounter bringing in the likes of Richard Chipuwa in goals, Sankhani Mkandawire, Yamikani Chester, Nelson Kangunje and Chawanangwa Kawonga.

South Sudan scored the first goal 5th minute into the kick-off before nailing the last nail on the Flames coffin in the dying minutes of the match.

Despite Mtawali introducing fresh legs after recess time by bringing in Chiukepo Msowoya, Gerald Phiri Junior and John Banda in for Chawanangwa Kaonga, Yamikani Chester and Chimango Kaira  things did not change on the scoreboard.

South Sudan’s defensive tactics paid dividends as they smiled to finish the group on top with 7 points with Malawi having six points and a point for Sudan and pointless Djibouti.

Speaking in an interview from Bahir Dar, Mtawali said he is focusing now on quarter-finals.

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Why did Mtawali thought it wise to change the squad? To me he would have injected two or three players and not eight. Anyway he is building the tme.
Flames all the best.

Sammy Scopas

I see that South Sudan is coming up though they,ve conflicts in their motherland…..!!!!!

Black Market

Bolanso Bright Munthali ndithu. Sankhani was on long injury, how come got call up? He is not fit enough. Bola lucky malata or George Nyirenda. Yamikani Chester? Nde bola Frank Bandatu, chawanangwa kawonga? Bola ziko mkanda amapereka pressure. Bwinotu bwino coach awatu ndi amalawi sachedwa kuthamangitsa coach


kkkkk now am failure to mention flames 3 too much


How do you manage to lose against south Sudan yet they are struggling with conflicts in their country? Malawi, when will you learn football and believe in yourself that you can conquer the world? Shame on you.

Sule victor

Woa wat a nice game 4 south sudan team am excited and pleased for my team representing us (south sudanese) regional and globally putting ur on a map or world of football as been a newest nation in the world. keep it up.l love my country south sudan.


Ndilinaso zithumwa mundiyimbile panambala ijayi ndizakupasani mukhoza kumawina


olo tiyankhuleee.. nkukhala kwanu…. bwelan kuno tizadzale, dzinja lafika


umbuli a BB Malawi ikawina mumati mwawinisa ndinu ikaluza mumati atimu ina ndiamene aluzisa kodi national team ndiyacrub imodzi?

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