Flames victory parade postponed: Chakwera congratulates Malawi team

Football Association of Malawi (FAM) says with advice from Blantyre City Council (BCC), they have postponed a parade it organised in the commercial city to celebrate Flames  2022 Africa Cup of Nations’ qualification.

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Flames seal Afcon qualification

FAM general secretary Alfred Gunda said the cancellation is in the wake if Covid-19 prevention measures.

Gunda said they have put “on hold” the celebratory parade so that they can plan properly “ so as not to compromise the safety of the people in the wake of Covid-19.”

The current Covid-19 rules stipulate that gatherings must have no more than 50 people present at any given time.

Meanwhile, President Lazarus Chakwera has congratulated the Flames for the qualifications, according to a  message  released by his Press Secretary Brian Banda.

“His Excellency Dr Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera, President of the Republic of Malawi, sends his congratulations to the Malawi national football team, the Flames, for their victory against Uganda and for qualifying for the  Africa Cup of Nations.

“The President and the First Lady, Madam Monica Chakwera, wish the Flames every success in their subsequent games,” the statement reads.

Flames defeated Uganda’s Cranes 1-0 on Monday at Kamuzu Stadium, a result that  earned an Afcon participation ticket.

A goal by Richard Mbulu in the 15th minute handed the Malawi team’s slot for the 33rd edition that will be held in Cameroon.

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Che pichesi
Che pichesi
2 years ago

When people with MBA start contradicting themselves I start to question how they got it. Who doesn’t know that there is covid and we are under different types of restrictions . One of the measures is to limit crowds to 50. How could people who went to school organise a parade when we know that this could be a super spreader of covid? And later comes to say due to covid we have cancelled. Who are you telling about covid? Who doesn’t know about covid? Sometimes our excitements exposes us to ridicule. Let’s use our brains please.

Al-Baghdad - The Caliph
Al-Baghdad - The Caliph
2 years ago

It was DPP that was causing us fail in international football. Now that the party is dying our football wil be very good.

2 years ago

But why hold a parade now? Is this a final result? This was just a qualifying match…lets wait for the return trip to Cameroon

Kalekeni Kanene
Kalekeni Kanene
2 years ago

Congratulations to my team Malawi. The flames. See you in Cameroon. Ena Aalepherea kuno ku Joni.

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