Malawi loses 2-3 to Angola, dumped out of Cosafa Cup

Malawi blew its last chance-saloon to qualify for the Cosafa Castle Cup semI-finals after giving away early to lose against Angola on Tuesday in Kitwe, Zambia.

The Flames who lost to Cosafa Cup defending champions Zimbabwe’s Warriors on Saturday in Lusaka, were given an opportunity to play in the  quarter-final losers’ plate division .

This edition of the regional showpiece has, unlike the previous competitions, given one more chance of football for losing quarter-finalists.

Malawi took  an early lead barely six minutes through Gastin Simkonda, pouncing home a loose ball after the Angola goalkeeper fumbled a Chiukepo Msowoya close range effort.

Kondowe in thick of things ....Photo COSAFA.
Kondowe in thick of things ….Photo COSAFA.

Critovao Paciencia equalized twice for the Palancas Negras before Antonio Nzayinawo headed home the winner  six minutes from time.

Chiukepo Msowoya hit the post with a header in stoppage time as the Flames tried in vain to get a late equalizer.

In their first match against Zimbabwe, the Flames lost 3-1 in a dreaded penalty shoot-out.

Former Flames captain Peter ‘Mjojo’ Mponda has said there is a lot to be done if the Flames are to realise their ambitious dream of upsetting the tables against Nigeria’s Super Eagles in September.

Chimango Kayira in action
Chimango Kayira in action
Simplex Nthara trying to challenge the ball from the man who converted two goals for  Angola...Photo Cosafa.
Simplex Nthara trying to challenge the ball from the man who converted two goals for Angola…Photo Cosafa.

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