Malawi knock out Bafana to book Cosafa Cup Plate final

Malawi national football team has reached the 2015 Cosafa Cup plate final following a  5 – 4 victory over  South Africa after penalties at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium on Wednesday.

John Banda of Malawi tackled by Motjeka Madisha of South Africa during the 2015 Cosafa Cup Plate Semi Finals match between South Africa and Malawi at Royal Bafokeng Stadium, Rustenburg on the 27 May 2015  ©Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix

John Banda of Malawi tackled by Motjeka Madisha of South Africa during the 2015 Cosafa Cup Plate Semi Finals match between South Africa and Malawi at Royal Bafokeng Stadium, Rustenburg on the 27 May 2015 ©Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix

A goalless 90 minutes saw the game decided on penalties,  and Flames goalkeeper Mc Donald Harawa was hero of the day after saving two penalties and following three successful penalties each, it was Malawi’s Mician Mhone who first failed to convert, yet Marc Van Heerden was denied on the very next kick as the scores remained level.

Two successful penalties meant sudden death, as Ajax Cape Town’s Robin Ngalande scored for Malawi, yet Siyabonga Nhlapo was denied by Harawa as the Flames emerged 5-4 victors.

Malawi now face Zambia in Friday’s Plate Final.

Despite missing the penalty, Mhone  was voted the man of the match.

Assistant coach Jack Chamangwana  said he was happy with the reaction and character his team showed following the victory.

Chamangwana said they are aiming to win against Zambia on Friday.

Zambia won 3-0 against Ghana.

“The boys pressed high and disturbed the build up by  South Africa,” Chamangwana said.

Chamangwana also said they will use the Zambia game  to prepare for  the Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers match against Zimbabwe in June.

Malawi XI: Harawa, Lanjesi, Fodya, Malata, Sulumba (Mkanda 35’), J. Banda, Kumwenda (Ngalande 82’), Kayira, Mzava, Mhone, Phiri (F. Banda 78’)

Bafana Bafana XI: Mabokgwane, Nhlapho, Mngonyama, Daniels, Van Heerden, Lark, Madisha, Morena (Nyanda 40’), Segolela, Motupa (Ekstein 59’), Bhengu (Manyama 62’)

Penalty sequence:

Frank Banda – scores

Clayton Daniels – scores

Limbikani Mzava – scores

Mduduzi Nyanda – scores

Zicco Mkanda – scores

Motjeka Madisha – scores

Mician Mhone – saved

Mark van Heerden – saved

Lucky Malata – scores

Lebo Manyama – scores

Robin Ngalande – scores

Siyabonga Nhlapo – saved

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kholes
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Flames ndi moto a zambia ndi ana basi

Kingstone kadzombe
Guest

Well done the flames its better than nothing.

mkausya
Guest

mwaiona bwa mumadera maning wamudala manjeso mwaiona malawi yamukaulisa mumasewera maning mwachepa imwebabemba wamudala sono muti chichimwewo muzabwerera chabe pang anda muliye chilichose malawi malawiiiiiiiiiiiioyeeeeeeee

clifford jekapu
Guest

malawi go go go go we r proud of u. Guyz

Kondwerani Jabu
Guest

Better than none.Hop u burn chipolopolo.

Naked goal
Guest

Congrats on your victory over bafana bafana but doin,t think we have what it takes to beat the Chipolopolo. They will beat us whether we like it or not. Moreover bafana bafana is a weak team and doin’t know football. Chipolopolo will massacre or extinguish harmless frames

Njolinjo
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Every dog has its day and yesterday was our day. Go flames go.

vitu kanyenda
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Kodi cosafa plate akutanthauzanji?

BOX 13 BILILA, N U
Guest

Ndanyadira kwambiri,Timanyozeka moyenda muno kwabasi,olo mutaluza Zambiayo,bola mwawina abale athu a xenophobia wa.

KALIWAKA
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Kaya iwe ukuti Marcus kodi ukukamba frame ya chitseko chakuti anzako akukamba za flames national team. Tiyeni nayoni Zambia mawa. Flames woyeeeee.

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