Malawi lose in friendly with Zambia

Malawi national football team on Wednesday lost 0-1 to Zambia’s Chipolopolo during an international friendly at National Heroes Stadium in Lusaka, Zambia.

Malawi and Zambia in an international friendly on Wednesday

The hosts had a bright start as Collins Sikombe opened the soring in the 14th minute with a strike from close range after latching onto a long pass beating Bright Munthali in goals.

Chipolopolo were very organised at the back after going ahead and did not allow Malawi to carve out any meaningful openings in the opening 45 minutes.

The Flames looked rusty and their pattern of play was not enterprising.

It was only in the 54thminute when it displayed some flash of hopeful football when  Gabadinho Mhango, who was the joint Premier Soccer League golden boot winner, s first-time shot from the edge of the box sailed slightly over the crossbar  after some neat passes with  USA- based midfielder Yamikani Chester and Mozambique-based John Banda.

Chawanangwa Kaonga also had a wonderful opportunity to equalise for Malawi on just after the hour mark but he was denied the frame of the goal.

Mhango thought he had finally found the leveller for the Flames with 17 minutes remaining after chipping a shot over goalkeeper Jackson Kakutha but defender Dominic Chanda recovered and made the goal-line clearance.

Malawi’s threat diminished after they took out Mhango for Hassan Kajoke in the last ten minutes as Chipolopolo held on to hand Sredojevic his first win in charge.

During the game, Malawi coach Meke Mwase made several substitutions to give other players on bench game time.

Malawi’s First XI: Munthali, Sanudi, Petro, Chembezi, Sambani , CJ Banda, Kaira, Phiri Jnr, Chester, Mhango, Mbulu

SUBS: Ernest Kakhobwe, Nickson Nyasulu, Peter Cholopi, Chikoti Chirwa, Micium Mhone, Chawanangwa Kaonga, Schumacher Kuwali, Hassan Kajoke, Chimwemwe Idana, William Thole.

Zambia first XI: Sebastian Mwange (GK) 1, Kondwani Chiboni 4, Zacharia Chilongoshi 23, Luka Banda 5, Benson Sakala(C) 6, Kelvin Kapumbu 15, Leonard Mulenga 8, Chaniza Zulu 22, Collins Sikombe 14, Kelvin Kampamba 7, Emmanuel Chabula 17.

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Chokazinga
Chokazinga
11 days ago

Football is poor in Malawi because of the people like Nyamilandu. They are a serious blockage to progress because they run out of new ideas, they are not innovative and do not allow new way of doing things. Football is beyond 11 people in the pitch. It’s about management, welfare of players, inspiration, psychology and mentorship. All these were there during Kamuzu time even though the players were paired very little or even nothing. Of course times have changed but one thing should never change in the mind of footballers and that’s the urge to win. The urge to make… Read more »

Luka
Luka
11 days ago

Meke mwase will take malawi nowhere. That man has no tactics he wins only by chance. How do you start with Gabadinho in a friendly match like that one. Gaba should have come in after noticing weakness from our opponents. Meke mwase does not have the capacity read a game. Its a waste of resources.

All 4jesus
All 4jesus
11 days ago

Malawi team A losing to Zambia team B

bishop
bishop
12 days ago

koma olemba nkhaniyi ndiwakuzambia

Chimpele Tsamwa
Chimpele Tsamwa
12 days ago

Bummer 😔…. better luck next time boys

Bibo
Bibo
12 days ago

From coach to players all rubbish and mediocre. And these are called Malawian professionals?

Kombozo
Kombozo
11 days ago
Reply to  Bibo

as long Nyamilandu is at the top there is no where we are going with football in Malawi.

Ulemu Banda
Ulemu Banda
12 days ago

Malawi mens national football team is a problem.

WTF
WTF
12 days ago

Flames sidzamva

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