Mzava apologizes after Malawi Cosafa exit

Flames defender Limbikani Mzava has apologized to the Malawi nation following Flames 5-4 loss to Mozambique in the quarterfinal of the 2015 Cosafa cup match against the Mamba’s of Mozambique on Monday evening.

Robin Ngalande had a fantastic game...Photo By Cosafa

Robin Ngalande had a fantastic game…Photo By Cosafa

Gerald Phiri Jnr promising star for Malawi....Photo By Cosafa

Gerald Phiri Jnr promising star for Malawi….Photo By Cosafa

Mzava said he is traumatized with the loss and that “remains a nightmare”.

Mzava converted from the spot in the 89th minute a goal which looked to be a winner for Malawi with scores at 2-1.

A minute later, his excellent performance was overshadowed after he deflected a harmless cross into his own net making it 2-2 and taking the match into penalties.

Though he scored a beauty in the shootout, it was end of the road for the team losing 5-4.

“I can’t believe it. It still looks like a dream to me. I wanted to skip the ball but it hit me. We have let the nation down and I apologies” Mzava said.

He further admitted that the team particularly defenders lost concentration towards the end of the game.

“As defenders we lost concentration when it mattered most. It’s a nightmare and am short of words to explain the scene”.

“We have let down the coaches and we are sorry,” he said.

Flames gave the Mamba’s a lead in the opening minutes of the game through a defensive blunder from captain Lucky Malata.

However, Muhammad Sulumba leveled the scores in the second half before Mzava netted the second for Flames.

Meanwhile, Mzava who has spent three years at Bloemfontein Celtic has confirmed that next season he will be joining Mpumalanga Black Aces after he was given a tempting offer including that of sending him to Europe for trials.

“Aces gave me a good offer and are flexible at sending me to Europe for trials every year so I am happy,” he said.

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I fill pain for the loosing!

Opanda mbali

I think BIbo and thumby have personal issues with FAM. Officials and coaches. Kindly find right forums to sort out your hatrade coz Malawians of good will are sharing matters of national interest here..

Keen Observer

It’s not your fault my boy,?it all happens in soccer. You win as a team & you lose as a team so don’t worry you tried guys, you played very nice & the fact that you could score goals it’s a positive sign for the team.

Emmanuel mwenibanda

Well done Flamez

frank kauma

Flames woyeeee!keep it up,muli bhoooo!


Otsata mpira ngati ife takunvetsetsa and we have accepted ur apology,the truth is that game was not in our side,guyz don’t insult players football is not awar but its sport ngati ndinu okutha osakamenya bwanji?pempho langa kwa ma players chonde mukamenyela dziko lanu mudziikapo ntima wanu onse muona tsiku lina zizayenda,flames woyeeeeeeeeee!more fire kwa zambia all de best timakunyadilalani without you malawi ndi chani.

samuel dillion

we r improving

yemwe uja

chinanchina anthu kumayamika apa tsogolo la team yathu layamba kuoneka. kwangotsala ma polishing up. tawasiayani mmene alilimu tione mmene zithere. zikuoneka ngati ndi turning point for malawi team. keep it up guys….


it’s not yet over,flames for life.


Mawu ndilibe

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