Flames ready to burn Cranes in Kampala

Malawi Snational football team Captain John ‘CJ’ Banda has assured Malawians nothing but victory as the Flames take on the Cranes of Uganda Sunday in a 2021 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers Group B match.

Mwase (left) and Banda at a news conference in Kampala

Banda said as much as their opponents are also a good side, Flames players are fully prepared for the match and not scared.

“As a team we are fully prepared for this game. We know how good Uganda is but we are not scared. We are here to compete and by the end of the day tomorrow we will have something in our pocket. So, as players we are really ready and focused for this game” he is quoted by Malawi FA website.

“We know that we are playing away from home and we know that Kampala people will pack the stadium, but we are fully prepared for the atmosphere and nothing will make us to be afraid,” he said.

On his part, Malawi coach Meck Mwase is also confident his boys can deliver good result.

“Malawi we are ready for the game on Sunday and we are waiting for those 90 minutes,” he said.

He further admitted that Uganda are a very good side but praised his youthful squad which he said is capable of getting a result against any opponent.

The last time the two sides met was during a friendly match that ended in a goalless draw.

“This is a different game all together. This is a qualifier and we have come here to collect maximum points but if we draw again it will be good for us,” Mwase said.

Flames are top of Group B following their 1-0 narrow victory over South Sudan at Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre on Wednesday.

This follows a goalless draw between the other group members Uganda and Burkina Faso at Stade du 4 Août in Ouagadougou on Wednesday evening.

The Flames lead the group with three points while Burkina Faso is second with a point just like the third placed Uganda while South Sudan anchor the table.

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bishop
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bishop

mwaswedwako zibwerani

Raymond
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Raymond

We wish you guys all the best do it for the country.

Bibo
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Bibo

So Meke Mwase has the balls to leave out Mzava who declared his readiness for the Flames while opting to use slow, sluggish, and heavy-looking Lucky Malata who struggles to contain fast paced strikers? Uganda is not an easy team to beat and you need resilience and pedigree to overcome it, such that the backline has to be very steady and quick with constant fluidity on the ball. WATCH OUT MEKE FOR I SEE THAT YOU ARE STARTING TO GROW WINGS.

Francisco Madinga
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Francisco Madinga

Akulu anali kuti Mzava tikupanga team…busy faking injury koma ma game a club nkumasewela? Pano wawona anzake ma international games ndi guaranteed mpaka chaka cha mawa, now he wants to join???
Malata ndi last man..he has fought his way back through hard work!
Tangodekhani muone game yalero!!

PETER MUKHITO
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PETER MUKHITO

Bibo, the Flames has lost before with Limbikani Mzava there. I remember one time Mzava played badly at Kamuzu Stadium. Otherwise, it was Miracle Gabeya who played better in that game. Everyone agrees right that currently Malata is playing well.

Mr. P
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Mr. P

Flames siidzamva