Malawi national coach Kinnah Phiri said he was not disappointed that the’ Flames ‘ failed to make a winning start in the World Cup qualifier when they settled for a goalless draw with Kenya away in Nairobi and praised his charges for “tactical awareness.”
Kinnah said Malawi managed to frustrate the home side in a match graced by Kenya Prime Minister Raila Odinga, because the players had good preparations, tactical awareness and played according to his instructions.
“Harambee Stars were inferior and lacked ideas playing against my fully charged young boys who played according to my instructions .We played as a team very cohesively and we really enjoyed our game,” the Malawi coach told SuperSport.
He however said the draw was was not discouraging.
“I am not disappointed with the point away from home since we are not targeting to go to the World Cup but this time round we are more focused on going back to the Africa Cup of Nations.”
Phiri was however furious with the Football Kenya Federation (FKF) accusing them of not providing them a ground to train upon arrival in Nairobi last Wednesday.
“I was disappointed when we arrived in Kenya that the federation failed to allocate us a training pitch and when they got one it was full of pot holes which caused injuries to my players,” he charged.
Next week Malawi host the Super Eagles while e Kenya travel to Windhoek to face Namibia in Group F.