Malawi national team gets Kukoma morale booster: K5m pledge to beat Uganda and qualify for 2022 AFCON
Pledges have started pouring in towards the Malawi National Football Team aka the Flames to inspire them as they meet Uganda’s Cranes in a match that will determine the winner of the remaining Group B qualification slot for the 2022 Afcon finals.
The Flames need a win at all cost as they host the Cranes, who just need a draw to sail to the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) finals in Cameroon next year, at Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre on Monday.
In order to boost morale in Flames camp ahead of the encounter, Kukoma Cooking Oil manufacturers—Capital Oil Refining Industries (Cori) Limited, have pledged K5 million to the team if they will beat Uganda and qualify for AFCON.
In a statement to Football Association of Malawi (FAM), signed by the companies managing director, Shiraz Karim Nathaniel, it said: “We write to you today with a pledge to FAM and the Malawi National Football Team.
” As we are all aware, The Flames have a chance to qualify for AFCON and if they manage to secure a win on Monday we as CORI would like to pledge K5 million to FAM and the Flames if they qualify for AFCON.”
Also commenting on the same pledge was the companies Sponsorship Coordinator, Violet Kapolo, who said as CORI they value sports and feel the pledge will motivate the players to work extra harder.
” As CORI we value sport and we feel our pledge will motivate our players and work extra harder to qualify for the 2022 AFCON in Cameroon,” she said.
Malawi need to win at all cost to sail through to the final to be hosted by Cameroon next year while Uganda need a draw to join Burkina Faso who already qualified.
Burkina Faso, lead the group with nine points followed by Uganda who have eight points.
Malawi’s Flames are third with seven points while South Sudan anchor the group with three points and are out of contention.
As Malawi hosts Uganda, Burkina Faso will be at home against South Sudan in dead rubber encounter.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :
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This will only add more pressure on the boys..Uganda only need a draw and if they will score first then Malawi will place the panick button and in the process conceed more goals..Patriotism aside,I don’t see Malawi going thru..All the best guys.
This is total truth, I’ve seen it several times where they just needed only a draw but we ended up at receiving end always,am talking through experience , Flames timu yazifufu kwambiri
This is wonderful news. But if they lose, let me also pledge that I can drive them for free to Maula Prison, so that they can stay there for 1 month with hard labour.
They cannot afford to lose if they know my bus will be outside stadium ready to take them to Maula if they lose or draw.
They should learn to work a little harder for their glory or face the music 🎶 if they fail to qualify.
They will win because the God which they praise is also the one we do he will do wonders to us also, dry bones will come to live,
What if the Ugandans are also praying? Will God listen to the team with the highest bid?
The best way to motivate the team would have been to not announce anything, let the players go into ground with level heads. After the game, make your announcements regardless of the results. That way your pledge does not affect performance.
What you have done by announcing in advance, is that players will go into the ground with pressure to win. And when down they will feel they have lost the pledge and hence might actually recover. The gifts need to be a surprise.
so exactly how does your method ” motivate”
I don’t agree on that , They should know that Malawians are taking this game very serious ,these are mature players ,We just need them to put extra gear ,its part of motivation