Mozambique club beat Malawi’s Blantyre United in friendly

Mozambique’s Grupo Desportivo da Hidroeléctrica de Cahora Bassa (HBC Songo) frustrated Blantyre United after coming from behind to win 3-2 at Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre on Sunday in a friendly game.

Blantyre United took the lead with two first half goals from striker Sparrow Msowoya and Oswald Maonga but messed up when they let the vistors to come back into the game.

United approached the game with complacency in the second half which gave room to the vistors to snatch the victory with three goals through Luis Mata, Antonio Tembe, and Oyinho Hayea to win the game.

The loss left the beleaguered Blantyre United coach Elia Kananji furious.

Elijah Kananji : We should not have lost the game

Elijah Kananji : We should not have lost the game

“We were not supposed to lose that game. I told the players that we are winning 2-0 but the game was not over and that we should not let them to come back.

“Unfortunately, the players thought they had won the game and relaxed which allowed them to score the three goals,” Kananji said.

But he also said there was no commitment from the players as they gave away goals.

“We struggled to score goals only to allow them score soft goals. I am very disappointed,” he stressed.

But he said the game would help him go to the drawing board before the next Super League game.

“Blantyre United is a good team but I told my boys to fight on and I am happy that they did just that,” HCB Songo coach Mkandawire , who is also fluent in Malawi’s national vernacular language, Chichewa, said.

Their second game is against Mighty Wanderers on Tuesday before wrapping up the trip with a game against newly promoted Super League side Evirom FC on Wednesday at Kamuzu Stadium.

The club which has Malawian player Gerard Nkungula, also visited the country in 2011.

The Mozambique national league side is based at hydro electric power dam town of Songo in Tete Province.

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