Malawi coach pleased with clean sheet against Zimbabwe

Malawi national football team head coach Meke Mwase said on Sunday that his charges had “clear opportunities” to win their 0-0 draw at home to Zimbabwe Warriors in an international friendly at Mpira Stadium in Chiwembe Township, Blantyre.

Zimbabwe’s Warriors hold Flames at Kamuzu Stadium.-Photo by Kimpho Loka
Zimbabwe’s Lungu (L) shields the ball from Flames Richard Mbulu.-Photo by Kimpho Loka
Flames wasted scoring opportunities.-Photo by Kimpho Loka

Malawi were looking to return to winning ways just days after going down 1-0 to Zambia in Lusaka, with the Zimbabweans gunning for victory as well.

There were a few half-hearted moments either side, but goalless were how it finished in an empty stadium as a preventative measure against coronavirus.

The match was shown live to Mibawa TV.

In his post-match interview, Malawi coach Mwase rued the missed chances which he attributed to rustiness since his side has been inactive due to the virus pandemic.

“We are playing these games to prepare for Afcon [2020 Africa Cup of Nations] qualifiers.

“In the game against Zimbabwe at home, we tried not to concede and we need to score goals but unfortunately we wasted great opportunities,” said Mwase.

He continued: “I am very pleased not to have conceded a goal.”

Zimbabwean coach Zdravko Logarusic said he was “surprised” with Malawi performance “because they are much better than I expected.”

Both teams are preparing for next month’s Afcon back-to-back qualifiers.

The Flames face Burkina Faso while the Warriors date reigning African champions Algeria.

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Angoni apaphata
Angoni apaphata
6 days ago

So is zero zero a win?

Donda wa Donda
Donda wa Donda
7 days ago

Sure! the coach is impressed with the performance of hims against Zimbabwe? Does he know that Zimbabwe in fact brought team B as most of the foreign-based players failed to join the squad. The Malawi national team leaves a lot to be desired. The players lack composure, stamina and creativity. They seemed to have told just to play not to score or win the game. It was hard to tell whether they team has any meaningful system of play or what we saw was a mere collection of individual shows. Eeeesh! we need to do something for things to move… Read more »

Pewani
Pewani
8 days ago

Zomalemba nkhani mutamwa bibida sibwino. (1).Do you win a draw? (2). Was the match played at Kamuzu stadium? Please do not mislead people.

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