Malawi let lead slip against Botswana: Cosafa Cup

Two games, no win. The Malawi national football team are at it again, disappointing results as they are out of the 2018 Cosafa Castle Cup following Wednesday’ 1-1 draw to Botswana.

Now win for Malawi; Coach RVG tactics not working

Malawi were desperate to secure their maiden win in Group B and keep their hopes of advancing to the knockout stages alive.

The Flames got off to the perfect start as they broke the deadlock just five minutes into the game after the Zebras defence had failed to close down Precious Simbani.

The left-back, who had pushed forward, found some space outside the Botswana box before firing past Mwampule Masule with a low shot to make it 1-0 to Malawi.

The Zebras then took control of the game, but they struggled to create clear-cut chances as the Flames defence which was led by John Lanjesi, looked solid and organized.

The score was 1-0 to Malawi at the interval with Botswana having failed dismally to test keeper Brighton Munthali.

Botswana head coach Major David Bright introduced Thatayaone Kgamanyane in the second half as the Zebras continued their search for the equalizing goal.

Kgamanyane, who scooped the 2017/18 Botswana Premier League Golden Boot after scoring 20 goals, looked lively for his side down the right-hand side.

The left-footed attacker played a delightful cross into the box and his teammate Kabelo Seakanyane headed the ball straight at Munthali, who made a comfortable save.

However, Seakanyeng was not to be denied in the 88th minute as he beat Munthali from close range to ensure that the game ended in a 1-1 draw.

Wednesday’s results saw Botswana remain at the top of the Group B standings – a point above second-placed Mauritius and third-placed Angola, while Malawi are placed fourth with a single point.

Malawu will wrap up their group stage campaign against Angola  on Friday, while Botswana are scheduled to face Mauritius on the same day.

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dinky
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NANUNSO A LEGO MUKUTI SAMBANI IS NOT THE BEST STRIKER MESA SAMBANI NDI DEFENDER KOMANSO ANACHINYA POMWE MA STRIKER ACHINA CHIUKEPO ALI MOMO UMADZIWADI MPILA IWE KAPENA NDIWE CADET? RUBBISH RVG FIRED WARTER FIRED, BOTOMAN LEADER OF DELEGATION FIRED

dinky
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MBUZI YA KOCHI UKAFIKA KUNO KU MALAWI KUCHOKERA KU JONI PAKIRA UZIPITA IYAA UZINGODYA NDALAMA ZAMISONKHO ZAULERE

Chirwa
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FAM & Sports Council wasting government resources.Nyamirandu & Jana akhalitsa.We need new ideas from new people to take up these posts.There is childish management @ Sports Council as observed by former Sports minister Henry Mussa.

Pension Nenereko
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I do not know about football but it looked like technically Malawi Zero!. Passing, movement of players, positioning Zero!

Youna
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Flame’s performance is one of the indicators of how institutions that are connected to Govt are performing. Awawa akuonekera poyera coz ntchito yao imagwiridwa anthu akuonerera.
This country needs devine intervention basi, apo biii tizingobangula in all areas.

BANGWE 2
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The team played like a village team and deserved to lose. The coach is useless and should pack up and go to where he came from. He does not deserve to stay and continue eating our tax money. Mwanva inu a FAM.

LEGO
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I occur with you,this coach does not know when or how to substitute players hence he went with more 15 players

MAbvuto akula
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How can have 8 players in the national team from a team which is locally? Malawi is now gone and buried. Kaya!!

LEGO
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That’s not the point of 8 players from 1 club.But how many did they feature?

Man Osoba
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Just wasting government resources….

Nox Nthambi
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This coach and he needs to be fired. Watching Malawi-Botswana game you could notice that the players which he featured or called for national duty were not the right players. Players who can’t run or pass the ball properly. I have never seen something like this for the Flames. This problem starts with FA because of not taking advice from reporters. In developed countries mainly in Europe sports reporters plays a vital role in national team selection and not in Malawi. The whole team for Malawi which is South Africa only Robin Ngalande, Richard Mbulu , Gusten Simkonda and Brighton… Read more »
LEGO
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From your point of view,it shows you are a Bullets fan.I also watched this game Malawi vs Botswana,the guys who were marvelous to watch are Ngalande and Sambani.Moreover,this guy Simukonda is not a good striker for the National Team

Salim
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Hahaha hahahaha za chisoni ndithu.

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