Flames lose to Bafana in Cosafa warm-up: Gerald Phiri Jnr scores for Malawi

Malawi national football team, the Flames on Friday went down 1-2 to Bafana Bafana of South Africa at the Mogwase Stadium in friendly preparations for the Cosafa Cup tournament.

Gerald Phiri Jnr scored the Malawi goal
Gerald Phiri Jnr scored the Malawi goal

Gerald Phiri Jnr offered a few flickers of encouragement to the Flames as he was one of the few players to emerge with any real distinction and he scored the Malawi goal.

Bafana had gone ahead after Tlou Segolela scored 15 minutes into the game, capitalising from a mistake by goalkeeper Charles Swini, who failed to deal with Marc van Heerden’s free-kick.

Then Phumelele Bhengu doubled Bafana’s lead with a powerful shot in the 25th minute, as the home side took control of the game.

Bafana held on to their lead going into the second half, with Malawi hardly threatening them in the first 45 minutes.

South Africa could not maintain their first half performance, and they allowed Malawi to pull one back just before the hour-mark.

Gerald Phiri beat Jackson Mabokgwane with a fine finish to give the Flames hope going into the final 30 minutes of the game.

However, Bafana managed to keep their opponents at bay for a much deserved 2-1 win heading into their opening game of the Cosafa Cup tournament against Botswana on Sunday.

Malawi coach Young Chimodzi has plenty to consider for his squad in the Cosafa tournament.

It still looks positive for the Flames.

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thamby
thamby
6 years ago

1. Positive side Gerald Phiri Junior has matured and he can be drafted into the main team and sulumba being his second game he has done well .
2.Negative side Harawa is not a good goal keeper, try Owen Chaima instead. Lucky Malata as 2nd last man on the line on defence should be composed ,don`t punick

MERVIN
MERVIN
6 years ago

kumalawi kulibe mpira…

mr phade
6 years ago

kodi #mapuleya ena mwawasiya kuti ife ndiye tili ku #RSA kuno #tikusekedwa

opportunist
opportunist
6 years ago

Kinnah was a better coach one that the current.

Uncle xibwente
Uncle xibwente
6 years ago

If l wear a coach ndithu team yomwe amalawi ingawachitire ubwino ndi iyi owen chaima pa goal,mzonda ku 2, mlimbika ku 3, harry nyirenda last man, mzava pa 4, baggio, blackberry, kamwendo pakati, ku left gellard phiri; ku right fisher, kusongolo mamba kanyenda ndi atusaye

Jungubawa
6 years ago

Frames Cant Develop Becoz We Remov Good Coach Like Kin Ndi Kupanga Employ Fake

mnyamata oyikonda nyasatimes

another problem we have is age cheating! most of those players in the squad r old and worn out. average age kulamkhula mwa call a spade a spade ndi 32. komano mumva kuti essau kanyenda is 30 years! total rubbish! i was 14 when i started following essau n now iam 32 n he says he is 30-32. juju nayoso imationongera ma player athu. CJ, Frank banda onaewo ndi ma agemate anga.

Zachisoni Phiri
Zachisoni Phiri
6 years ago

Very poor results for flames

Jose andrew
Jose andrew
6 years ago

Bring kim spliesbol back we are fade up with malawian coaches

James
James
6 years ago

Bring Kim back…simple.

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