Mali match a must win, yes we will! – Malawi skipper

Malawi national team players  believe they will have to work hard in their Saturday’s game against Mali at Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre to ensure they book their spot in the 2015 Africa Cup of Natinal  finals with one game left.

The Flames coach Chimodzi (2nd from left)  and captains during  the news conference...Photo Jeromy Kadewer

The Flames coach Chimodzi (2nd from left) and captains during the news conference…Photo Jeromy Kadewer

The Flames are under pressure to win their match against Mali this Saturday to qualify for the 2015 Afcon tournament.  Although they have home ground advantage , Coach Young Chimodzi and his charges know it won’t be an easy game.

Captain Joseph Kamwendo, believe they have the ability to do the job in Blantyre.

Kamwendo told a pre-match news conference on Thursday at Kamuzu Stadium that they are ready to die for their country.

“There’s lot of young and veteran players, which is good for us. There’s a lot of quality  and it’s important that the older players help nurture these payers and help them to be relaxed so that they can come and display their best football.”

Kamwendo also  urged his team mates to beat Mali, saying failure to do so will spell doom.

The DRC based genius  said there is  need for the  Flames to target maximum points in Blantyre to remain in the qualification race.

“The game against Mali is a do-or-die game for us because if we lose the game on Saturday, then we should consider ourselves out of the qualifiers,” he said, adding: “ We can win and yes we will.”

“We know Malawians want us to qualify and we shall do just that, many are the times when we have a bad start and hope of qualifying is lost but we still managed to make it,” he added

Coach Chimodzi  is expected to announce his final squad for the match on Friday afternoon.

Meanwhile, the uncertainty over where the 30th edition of the Afcon will be staged in 2015 has not deterred the Flames preparations for their qualifiers.

Flames vastly experienced and Polokwane City striker, Esau Kanyenda , said: “Our job is to play football and leave the rest to the people who are responsible for that. So our main aim is to focus on the upcoming qualifiers.”

Kanyenda said he knows there will be too much pressure on his shoulders as he is one of the veteran players in the squad.

“All l can urge Malawians is to come in their large numbers and drum up support to us. We are ready and geared to scorch Mali, and with God and our fans we are optimistic of victory,” said Kanyenda.

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32 thoughts on “Mali match a must win, yes we will! – Malawi skipper”

  1. mpina james says:

    That’s a good play our team has shown that they need to go up but the problem is us guys let’s support our team financially the team is Good but the problem is finance let’s do it to boost their working hard spirit. OUR COACHES let’s focus ahead,let’s burry the hutchet, you are our bosses you know what football is all about,but listen to what your people say accomodate their views MALAWI FLAMES WILL CHANGE FOR THE BETTER thank you for the good job done

  2. Robin says:

    Good luck my brothers.

    If someone reads this please give my regards to Peter Mponda and macdonald yobe

    Wizards for life



  4. Pliz try ur best 2 come up wit the result guyz will support u.

  5. Jack wasopa says:

    More fire Flames

  6. Dr.Jack says:

    Our Team (the Flames) always wins when fans lose hope. Watch Tomorrow’s Match. Bravo! Flames.

  7. Dr.Jack says:

    Our Team (the Flames) always wins when fans lose hope. Bravo!

  8. Peter says:

    Supporting the flames Mr black mamba isnt the problem. We love our team and the nation too. But we are always disappointed with the results at the end. So please win the game to make us happy tomorrow

  9. clement says:

    Kanyendo try to show what you were doing in 2001-2005.You were so dangerous black mamba.

  10. Kasiya boy says:

    Nothing is imposible with god

  11. MALAWI FAN says:

    Come on guys!!!!! Lets support our team. Why all this NEGATIVITY

  12. mr soccer says:

    Naye uyu wameta ngati Bwumbwa yu ntchito kubweza mpira kumbuyo basi ku wing amathawa kulowa nkati ……….ndiye muwina bwanji?

  13. King Zude says:

    Team ya zitsiru,kuyambira coach mpaka ma player nonse mbira..Ready to die for your country ndiye kuti chani??zizungu zoti munangomva anthu ena akulankhula basi mwaloweza!! mufera dziko lanu kangati??zithsiru/mbuzi za anthu.

    1. Bexter Mwalija says:

      Kodi iwe Kamwendo unayamba kalekale kunamiza anthu kuti muwina chonsecho mumangoluza,mukaluzaso mubweze ndalama za eni akezo basi……palibe chomwe mumachita…..

  14. mr soccer says:

    Nkhalamba zinatopa kalekale ndiye inu mukuona ngati zingapange chani?m’malo mochita groom ana oti atithandize afcon 2017 mukulimbanabe ndi nkhalamba zongogwa m’groundzi…………………………

  15. Mbolozidana says:

    what a shame! kanyenda should have been an assitant coach not a player any more…. these are the players who bring bad luck to the team which is losing 3-0 tommorrow.

  16. mbwenu-mbwenu says:

    Everytime we hear that we will die for our country but by the end of the day MALAWI 0-3…………, Flames need good strikers who know what to be done on the ground, our defense is also porous. Stop using players based on their names but performance

  17. Bongololo says:

    I hope they lose miserably!

  18. kaya says:

    kulotaa nkhuwemi we have won at last go flames go mwawanthu

  19. wa ku Mitchesi kujaaaa! says:

    Flames, do not fool around with this Mali team: the Dogon people rely heavily on African juju. This is well known. Counteract by getting some “medicine” from Khumbanyiwa, Mahorya or someone with a proven track record. It’s not too late. I can get you a contact number if you want.

  20. Mack Banda says:

    CAF and their way of dealing with ebola? Africa Cup Of Nations finals in Qatar? Really? This CAF thing stinks. Morocco has done well to refuse hosting the Issa Hayaout Football madness citing ebola threat. Now Hayaout and his cronies are taking the afcon finals to another continent, away from Africa? What a shame! Bravo to All African countries that have refused to host the 2015 afcon finals due to the ebola virus. CAF is definately headless. Mali, with its ebola threat, will be playing Malawi at kamuzu stadium on Sat.

  21. Mosewalero says:

    Hmmmm am a Malawian but I’m sorry Malawi can not win with players like Kanyenda, no disrespect he used to be a good player and with his age at the moment Malawi need young fresh players apo biiii Malawi will never win any competition.

  22. Kadakwiza says:

    You got my support guys. Just go and beat Mali. Gooo! Flames Gooo! The nation is behind you.

  23. john maiden says:

    Chitimuchoooooooooooo.zabwino zonse ma flames woyyeeeeeeeeee

  24. mboma says:

    kamwendo shut ur mouth my bro , saturday is not far, tahts what u said against Algeria only to be hammered!!!!!!!

  25. kennedy says:

    pafupifupi game iliyonse amalonjeza anganyawa koma pomaliza kuluza kumangoti tinasewera bwino taonani kuno timu ya Shakes mmene ikuchitira.

  26. Beaton Magaleta says:

    I just hope fischer will play.

  27. eye eye says:

    You always have promised your supporters a ‘win’ but you have most often disappointed them in the end……win on the ground not at the press conference…thats what Malawians want….ALL THE BEST!

  28. Patriot says:

    Bla bla bla.
    Mwanyenga nyenga
    kudya idya mang’ina pa makheta.
    Enanu kusuta chamba
    You are a bunch of loosers. Kungowonongetsa ndalama za anthu ndi timu ya ZI ngati iyo.

  29. blake.rahim says:

    flames should work hard in first half

  30. Ludo says:

    Mukangoluza nonse musazasewererenso flames, resign! Mukuona nokha ndalama tichita chokunkha. Fam musiye kuwononga ndalama, anthu tikukukaikirani kuti mukumasolola.Zibwana ayi! Timu ikangoluza nanunso muchoke.U even dont know how to plan & budget, which xools did u go?shame!!!!

  31. george0 phiri says:

    all the best flames

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