Malawi lose to Kenya in friendly: RVG telling the same old story ‘ we played well’

Malawi senior national football team on Wednesday  September 11 2018 went down 0-1 to Kenya in an international friendly match played at Moi International stadium in Nairobi.

Scorer Francis Kahata in action during Harambee Stars International friendly match against Malawi on Tuesday September 11, 2018

Francis Kahata poked in the lone goal from close range in the 77th minute off a delivery by second-half substitute Eric Ouma.

The loss comes barely few days after the Flames were again hammered 3-0 by Morocco in an African Cup of Nations (Afcon) 2019 qualifying match.

This is Coach Ronny Van Geneugden’s (RVG) 17th game [both friendly and competative] in charge since taking over the Flames coaching role.

The Belgian has only managed two wins, six losses and nine draws.

During Wednesday’s match, RVG made three changes to the stating lineup that faced Morocco last weekend.

He included John Lanjesi in defence who replaced Dennis Chembezi, Rafick Namwera for Frank Banda and Brighton Munthali in goals who came in for Charles Swini who is reportedly injured.

RVG has become under fire following the team’s poor run of form.

He was telling the same old story on Wednesday that his charges “ played well” and f eel they didn’t quite deserve to lose.

The coach has always maintained he is still building a team and has expressed satisfaction with the performance of the team contrary to the views of most Malawians who have even called for his firing.

But the Malawi FA has always backed the coach and maintains the coach is still contracted on his role.

The Flames poor form has even prompted soccer followers to call for the resignation of Malawi FA top brass.

Meanwhile, the team is expected to return home to continue preparations for the next Afcon qualifying games.

Flames starting line up against Kenya:

Goalkeeper: Brighton Munthali.

Defenders: Stanly Sanudi, Limbikani Mzava, John Lanjesi and Precious Sambani.

Midfielders: Gerald Phiri Jnr, Rafiq Namwera, John Banda and Alfred Manyozo Jnr.

Strikers: Gabadinho Mhango and Richard Mbulu.

 

 

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Billy Chilewani
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Billy Chilewani

As long as the selection of national team players is based on kickbacks and the FAM president is so powerful to the extent that we poor Malawians cannot hold him accountable we shall sing this song forever. If I were a honuourable FAM president I would simply step aside and let others take up the pieces from me.

Kenzo
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Kenzo

Is this coach better than Ernest Mtawali who was fired unceremoniously? Koma FAM??

Angoni apaphata
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Angoni apaphata

Team iyi ndiye zinanso.

Chiswa B
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Chiswa B

I get amused when people pretend they are surprised with performance of our national team. Any one who goes to various stadia to watch super league games shouldnt be surprised with these results. Our players are utter rubbish. They dont even know the basics of football

Duli
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Duli

The team played well and got hammered both in Morocco and in Kenya. RVG can only say this to a foolish nation and its football association. The proof of playing well in soccer is winning. Fire him and the entire national team and dissolve FAM, all for perpetually not performing.

Truth pains
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Truth pains

17 games only two wins but FAM still believes that the coach is good????

Duli
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Duli

This Furemuzi team is very nauseating and should be disbanded.

Mbuzi za anthu
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Mbuzi za anthu

This coach is crazy. The whole FA is a shame

MAWA2
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MAWA2

KUDA MUBAWA WAS RIGHT, SAME PLAYER WHO UNDER PERFORM BUT STILL ARE INCLUDED IN THE TEAM AND YOU EXPECT TO WIN? HAHAHAHAHAHAH SHAME TO NYAMILANDU AND HIS BACKROOM STAFF

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