Malawi morale high as Zimbabwe delay to jet in: Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers

As the morale in the Flames camp is high ahead of Saturdays Africa Cup of Nations Group L qualifiers encounter, their opponent Zimbabwe things are all not rosy following the Warriors failure to arrive in Blantyre on Thursday.

The morale is high in Flames camp go boys go Flames....Photo FAM

The morale is high in Flames camp go boys go Flames….Photo FAM

Flames players ready to scorch Warriors...Photo By FAM

Flames players ready to scorch Warriors…Photo By FAM

Flames models ready to drum up support on Saturday...Photo By FAM

Flames models ready to drum up support on Saturday…Photo By FAM

According to Newsday, a Zimbabwean on-line newspaper, The Warriors failed to travel to Malawi after failing to get assurances that they will be paid their allowances and appearance fees.

The national team players checked out of their hotel in the afternoon but refused to board the team bus to the airport where they were due to board the Malawi Airways at 1610hrs.

Coach Kalisto Pasuwa and chief executive officer Jonathan Mashingaidze were at the airport waiting for the team to no avail. Zifa marketing officer Wellington Mugwagwa was also at the airport with the players’ passports.

Later in the evening, the players, accompanied by Mashingaidze, left for a meeting at an undisclosed venue, although it is understood they were headed to the home of Zifa president Cuthbert Dube in Groombridge.

However, the team is now expected to arrive tomorrow ( on Friday), but via South Africa, in the event the allowances are paid or there is guarantee from either Zifa or Government.

Meanwhile, Flames captain Joseph Kamwendo has assured the nation that they are ready for the showdown on Saturday.

Kamwendo said the news that things are not rosy in the Warriors camp will not affect their preparations.

“These are mind games but let me assure the nation that we are ready for the game. We urge our fans to come in their large numbers to drum support to us,” he said.

Another Flames vastly experienced striker Esau Kanyenda said with the vocal support from their fans they will burn the warriors into ashes.

“We have a simple task to fulfill on Saturday against Zimbabwe. I am sure and 100 per cent that we will carry the day. My plea to our fans is to keep us in prayers otherwise we are ready for the battle,” said Kanyenda.

The match is due to take place at Kamuzu Stadium on Saturday.

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19 thoughts on “Malawi morale high as Zimbabwe delay to jet in: Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers”

  1. Paul Liwonde says:

    go flames go

  2. Rabson Milambo says:

    Be prepared for the zimbabwean is a big team

  3. James mkoko says:

    Mafuno abwino ndipo musande nkhawa u will make it

  4. Warrior says:

    We will douse your flames!

  5. kamfana says:

    Malangizo kwa Team yathu: {1} Osabweza mpira kumbuyo wambawamba.
    {2} Attacking izikhala ya mphamvu nthawi zonse mpaka 90 + Minutes kutha. {3} Do not Relax mukawona kuti mukuwina,RELAX AFTER THE FINAL WHISTLE. Koma ZABWINO ZONSE MA FLAMES. ADZAYAKE KUYAMBIRA MPHINDI YOYAMBA MPAKA YOMALIZA.

  6. shaibu tambuli says:

    let him gooooh!

  7. Goodluck de Flames..May He guide you…

  8. Moya says:

    Be weary of the wounded buffalo. Be weary of an angry man. Be weary of the warriors. Forget about their troubles in leaving for Malawi. This is war and we must go on the battlefield armed to the tooth respecting our opponents.

    Lets do this Flames.

  9. Mzozodo says:


  10. everccosa says:

    Zimbabwe nde itimenya konse konse apa tisaname ai tilibe ma defender ife poti ma defender anthu ndi ma striker a team inayo ongozichinyira

  11. Kapolo Sakwiya says:

    Amenewo Awotchedwedi Ndi Flames

  12. Zachisoni Phiri says:

    Hozahoza ma flames

  13. gadson moyo says:


  14. kjc says:

    All the best Flames.

  15. Rich CJ says:

    As a Malawian I love the Flames. And come saturday, the warriors are going to burn to ashes. My word of encouragement to you our players is that millions of Malawian are prepared to give that required vocal support. But be aware that the pride/shame for the nation is resting on your shoulders. But my prayer for you guys is that you keep focus that we can realy carry the day. All the best. FLAMES, MOTO KUTI BUUUUUUUUUUUUU!

  16. ujeni says:

    Malawi will play 10men plus goalkeeper if Kamwedo plays. Dont play mbili yakale. He plays negative football and is not a regular at club level. Not fit to play for a national team

  17. NYAU says:

    Comrade Robert Gabriel Mugabe.

    Nthawi Zino Wakhuta Ku Egypt Ati Chairman Wa Africa Union….. My Foot!!

  18. Watch out don’t take the warriors for granted !!! They are long in the Game …wait for 90 mins … Pleeeeez…

  19. Kadakwiza says:

    The nation is behind you guys.

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