Awful Malawi lose to Tanzania: World Cup qualifier

Malawi’s calamitous 2018 World Cup Qualifying campaign suffered a big blow on when they lost 0-2 to Tanzania as they conceded two quick goals within a space of just five minutes in the first half during a match played in Dar-es-Salaam.

Tactless Flames lose to Taifa

Tactless Flames lose to Taifa

Taifa put out Malawi Flames

Taifa put out Malawi Flames

Tanzania capitalised on poor defensive lapses in Malawi’s inexperienced and tactless side to record the victory wrapped by the 23rd minute.

Bullets’ Yamikani Fodya was outmaneuvered and Mbwana Samata finishing off the work by beating rusty outsretched goalkeeper Simplex Nthala in the 19th minute.

Samata’s striking partner Thomsa Ulimwengu both based in DRC cushioned the lead to two with a follow up in the 23rd minute.

The goal exposed Nthala’s lack of proper reflaxes as he spilt a weak shot for alert Ulimwenge to extend his team’s lead.

Malawi did not much to challenge Tanzania which should give coach Ernest Mtawali food for thought to revise his approach on the call up.

Hi philosophy of believing in inexperienced players could be his undoing as the team failed to stamp its authority over their opponents ranked 35 steps down.

Malawi face Tanzania in the return on Sunday at Kamuzu Stadium in which the two-legged winner date Algeria in the next round.

They have to score three goals to progress to the next level in the tournament, and must not allow Tanzania to score.

Analysts blame Mtawali

Menawhile, some soccer analysts have blamed the coaching panel for some changes in the squad.

For instance, Malawi’s soccer commentator Steve Liwewe Banda cautioned the coach for sidelining Mighty Be Forward Wanderers Richard Chipuwa in goals.

Banda told Mid Week Sport on MBC Radio 2 that Nthara was to blame for the second goal and emphasized Chipuwa could have done the job better.

“To me leaving out Chipuwa was not a good decision just because he made a few mistakes in Swaziland,” said Banda.

Banda also said the team needs a few veteran players like Esau Kanyenda, who he described a hustler upfront.

“You need a veteran striker like Esau Kanyenda, who can push on defenders, give them tough time for these youngsters not to have difficulties in scoring,” concludes Banda.

Chipping in was another football commentator Patrick Simango, who questioned the featuring of Miracle Gabeya in defence instead of experienced John Lanjesi.

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kuno mpila kulibe

Keen Observer
I like what Limbani Mthumzi said kkkkkkkkk akuti coach atachoka sangalakwitse. Mtawali is one of our best exports as far as soccer is concerned & is fondly loved by Malawians but he started with arrogance. I like & respect him very much but his approach to the coaching Ivdidnt agree with him. To start with he is not an experienced coach but he is trying to show as if he knows it all. Playing & coaching are two different things altogether.this is his best opportunity to boost his CV & he must be open to take advice. Consult, you lose… Read more »
Limbani Mthuzi

Antawali luso analinaro losewera,komaosati lusolaukochiayi.Atachoka sangalakwise.Kinna Phiri aloweso m’bwalo.

zotsatira banda

malawi natiôal team z a scrap


Mtawali Or whoever might replace yu please make use of experienced players in the team put one or two players the likes of Esau they know how to approach goals posts mind yu we are not doing trials this is real business.It pains to kip losing as if the team is coached by a local person frm village

Adam christon Masamba
Adam christon Masamba

I will see this sunday, it’s not far just near it’s behind of another day. U can win, but u can’t through.


Chindele uyo coach this is not a time to build the team while it is raining already. Builders are not allowed to the National team.


zachamba basi ……zimenezi nde dzichiyani ….ma coach … players …shame on you inuso muli mgulu la cash gate mungo ononga ndalama zanthu opanda phindu bola ma QUEENZ inuyo ndeyayi ithe ndi team yomweyo
..tatopa kumangolira za ziiii


Our country will never be on the map if this is the procedure we use when comes to football. Its better to pump the money to NAM than idiots.


Let us quickly bring Kina Phiri back to coach our beloved team. He once did a very good job.


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