Malawi national team stand-in captain Chiukepo Msowoya has appealed for support all round for the national team ahead of their crucial Africa Cup of Nations Qualifiers encounter against Zimbabwe on Saturday in Harare.
The Flames hit-man told members of the press on Tuesday at Mpira Village during a news briefing when sponsors Carlsberg Malawi donated K50 million to the team in their preparations ahead of the Zimbabwe and Cosafa games.
“We request support for the players as this is all our team. We quickly need to forget the past errors; we need to release the burden of the past so we can travel lighter to the future. Let’s try to travel faster forward there is not time to waste.
“As the players team the only way we will get stronger is when we get your support – support not only from Carlsberg or the Association, but the media and public,” he appealed.
He also assured the nation that they will give their best of preparations and get the best of results in pursuit of qualification.
Another Flames veteran midfielder Joseph Kamwendo said With the country’s support and a bit of positive attitude that is prompt, they shall get a result in Harare.
“We will release our energies and be more positive, get the attitude right and try to win the match (against Zimbabwe). There is very little you can do in terms of being better than you were yesterday but I am optimistic we will get a result,” he added.
The former Flames captain was also positive after the team got off to a slow start in the qualifiers.
“The players are feeling down, and it’s normal but we are all professionals and it happens in football. We are all looking forward to Saturday’s game and we have to lift ourselves up again mentally and physically more so because the results in the last game were not good enough,” said Kamwendo.
He went on: “The players know the importance of the match on Saturday so we have to stay focused. We let our families down, the supporters and the whole country so it’s time for us to start winning games and make everyone happy again. There’s a lot of pride to play for because you don’t want to lose to your neighbours. Also, there’s still a lot to play for.”
Meanwhile, Be Forward Wanderers skillful midfielder Isaac Kaliati has been withdrawn from the camp after sustaining an injury.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :