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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mpina james
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

Good luck my brothers.

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Staffwell chisulo

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

Jack wasopa

More fire Flames


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


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


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


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

Kasiya boy

Nothing is imposible with god

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