Goal drought Malawi out of Cosafa Cup: RVG happy with clean sheet

Malawi national football team completed a disappointing showcase at Cosafa tournament being held in South Africa with a goalless draw against Angola on Thursday.

RVG: Flames coach: I am happy with the boys. We are now defendingKadewere

It was an epic end to end dog fight that saw the Flames yet again putting up a brilliant performance but lacked the cutting edge in the attacking third to fashion out a goal.

The barren draw has left the Flames with the undesirable record of finishing the tournament with two points and without a goal as the strikers failed to score a goal in 270 minutes of the Group A which also comprises Mauritius and Tanzania.

With Tanzania who heralded bad news for Malawi with a surprise 2-0 win settling for a one-all draw against Mauritius the Flames have finished rock bottom with 2 points just as the island nation but have a better goal aggregate.

However the game offered a ray of hope for the Flames as they managed to attack, hold off pressure and got organized to recover from attack unlike in the opening match against Tanzania.

The only missing link in the team’s renaissance project under Belgian tactician Ronny van Geneugden is to be economical with scare goal scoring chances whenever they are available. This is what has made the RVG to take solace with the heartbreaking results the Flames have managed in the six games he has been in charge.

“I am happy with the boys. We are now defending,” he told Supersport television during post match interview.

“We made a lot of bad passes but Iam satisfied with the performance of the team especially in the first half. We were just not efficient enough upfront.”

Indeed he has to be proud of his charges having displayed a distinct brand of football not common among African countries.

The man of the match award Nyasa Big Bullets forward Dalitso Sailesi got against Mauritius and his club mate goalkeeper Ernest Kakhobwe for keeping Angolans at bay is a testimony that his charges are responding well to football diet he is feeding them. The starting line up; Kakhobwe, Francis Mulimbika, Peter Cholopi, Denis Chembezi, Stanley Sanudi, Chikoti Chirwa, Levison Maganizo, Dalitso Sailesi, Yamikani Chester, Jabulani Linje, Innocent Bokosi.

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Kanonono
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The boys were stupid when they foolishly conceded two goals during their first match

kabini
Guest

Koma zinazi kambangamwala

Emtak
Guest

the team is just fyn… maitain it.. i tell yu by the end of 2years mmmh… ma team azalira nayo malawi

Bang'api HM Nthara
Guest

to be frank Malawi Football is a disgrace, but i have full confidence in RVG he will deliver, he has a vision a mission goals and objectives for Flames, we will make it as long as we don’t disturb him. its time Local coaches adopt his strategy and work around that. let us all work and support him and his strategies alone he cannot make it but as a team we will achieve.

The scout
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for the first time in a while, we can see your national team playing modern football, you finally have a solid keeper, good shot stopper, good with his feet, distributes well, and comes out off his line quiet well. unfortunate to have conceded the two goals in the first match otherwise 8/10 sanudi ,a proper right full back, needs a little polishing up , definitely Europe material Sailesi, my goodness what a player, excellent movement on and off the ball, picks a pass, skillful and has pace. guaranteed Malawi you have a germ in your hands. Europe is for you… Read more »
Anshoto
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am really impressed with the performance. it is obvious the technical panel is building something. we cant expect good results overnight but surely we will get there. atlast am proud of my national team.

Chifundo
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What observed is that we only lacked final killer touches to put e ball into e net
I only ask that this team if ir z mantained iz gona b deadly soon

nomad
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come bak bois, hom is the best anatero gaba!

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