Malawi fall short in Cameroon

Malawi senior national football team has made life difficult for themselves in the ongoing 2019 African Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifying campaign after going down 0-1 to Cameroon in  a match played in Cameroon on Friday.

Malawi coach RVG and his technical staff in Cameroon

Flames in same old lose story

The Flames who went into the game as underdogs showed some brillianced through  some nice interchanging of passes and managed to contain the Indomitable Lions for the whole first 45 minutes which ended 0-0.

The Flames got their first corner kick of the match in the 54th minute but yielded nothing.

Flames Coach Ronny Van Geneugden made his first substitution in the 58th minute bringing in Richard Mbulu for Jabulani Linje.

Instead of putting an extra gear, the Flames ended up conceding a goal in the 62nd minute.

The goal was scored by Cameroon Captain choupo Mpting Eric who shot from almost 20 yards following interchange of passes leaving goalkeeper Charles Swini with no chance.

In search of an equaliser, Flames later made two back to back substitutions bringing in Chiukepo Msowoya and Frank Banda replacing Dennis Chembezi and Frank Gabadinho Mhango but to no avail.

Following the win, Cameroon have stretched their lead with four points as they comfortably sit at the summit of Group B with Seven points.

Morocco who on Saturday play fourth placed Comoros Island are on second position with three points just like Flames who are stuck on third but Morocco has a superior goal difference.

The Flames will play a return match against Cameroon on Tuesday nexwmatch.

They need to win at all cost to keep alive their chances of qualifying to the next stage.

Starting Line Up against Cameroon.

Charles Swini, John Lanjesi, Stanley Sanudi, Precious Sambani, Peter Cholopi , Dennis Chembezi (Chiukepo Msowoya  75′), John Cj Banda, Gabadinho Mhango (Frank Banda  84′), Jabulani Linje (Richard Mbulu, 58′), Yamikani Chester and Chikoti Chirwa.

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Ken Phiri
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Ken Phiri

There have been persistent calls for RVG to be relieved of his job. Nothing will improve. He is a useless coach to be honest. And the entire FAM should also resign or be fired. They are a waste of our time and resources. We used to have schools competitions at regional level and college competitions. We also need to have sports academies. This is where good players are nurtured and spotted by coaches. For Malawi to go back to winning ways there is need for huge investment by both govt and private sector. We have been losing for far too… Read more »

Stev
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Stev

Dual citizenship will bring a relief to Malawi at all levels!
Politics as well as sports
The current situation needs good attention to get things done!!

Mary
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Better result

Ndaonavino
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Ndaonavino

Zidakwa ngati zimenezi even if you are to hire Ferguson from retirement, he can just die with bp.

Flames Concerned
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Team ya Flames ili ngati ukumamvetsela sewero la John Chilembwe chonsecho kudziwa kale kuti kumapeto kwake anaphedwa……flames yo kuti phiphiphiphi. …kububulidwa kkkkkkk

Jon Bello
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Jon Bello

Congratulations feremus! This is the best result the team has registered in a very long time. The idea is not to win, rather not lose by a cricket score line! There is nothing that is going in the right direction in Malawi. We should not expect football to be the exception.
I suggest the Fulemus should be competing in local competitions like the carlsberg cup! Maybe they could win !?!?!?

Kalulu Wadwala
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Kalulu Wadwala

Barcelona loses to Cameroon.

Gadaff
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How can we win without proper preparations. Ndalama zikutheka ku UN ko.

Make Malawi Great
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Make Malawi Great

even if u bring a the coach of france to take malawi its going to be same old shit! Its not the coach its the grassroot football development thus lucking thus what RVG is trying to groom young one from football academy, then improve the facilities gyms for workout, diets and good pay football is an investment the sooner you realise that the better future flames will be but until them embrace for more losses till 2029 after dpp led gov long gone kkkkkkkkkk

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