Malawi skipper appeals for support in Sunday’s academic Africa Cup match against Swaziland

Flames captain Limbikani Mzava set the hype of Sunday’s 2017 African Cup of Nations qualifiers against Swaziland with an appeal to fans to create an intimidating atmosphere for the visitors at Kamuzu Stadium.

Flames coach Ramadan and his two players Nga'ambi plus Mzava during the news conference...Photo Jeromy Kadewere
Flames coach Ramadan and his two players Nga’ambi plus Mzava during the news conference…Photo Jeromy Kadewere
Flames coach Ramadan during the press conference...Photo Jeromy Kadewere
Flames coach Ramadan during the press conference…Photo Jeromy Kadewere
Flames captain Limbikani Mzava .....Photo Jeromy Kadewere
Flames captain Limbikani Mzava …..Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Mzava made the call during the news conference on Thursday held at the Mpira Village in Blantyre.

“We are ready for the battle and the morale is high in camp. We know that many people regard this match as a ceremonial, but to us we aim high which is to collect three points since this will also boost our chances to climb on the Fifa ranking,” said Mzava.

Mzava, however, urged fans to come in their large numbers to drum up support for them describing them ( supporters) as the 12th player.

Also present during the news  conference was Flames vastly experienced midfielder Robert Ng’ambi, who assured Malawians of nothing but victory come Sunday.

Ng’ambi said people should forget what happen in the past and focus ahead.

“Let us all unite for this game and on our part ( players) we are geared to put up a gallant fight so that at the end everyone should smile in the country,” said the Platinum Stars gem.

In his remarks, Flames stand-in coach  Nsanzurwimo Ramadhan stressed that  Malawians deserve a victory to ensure that the team finish the qualifiers with at least one win.

He said the team has alot at stake to fight for in Sunday’s 2017 Afcon qualifier against Swaziland.

FAM general secretary Suzgo Nyirenda said Swaziland will arrive in Malawi on Friday afternoon through Chileka Airport.

He also said match tickets are on sale from today ( Thursday)  in FDH and MSB banks in Blantyre and FAM offices in Chiwembe.

Nyirenda also said Referee Assesor Jerome Damon from South Africa will assess the Kamuzu Stadium on Friday afternoon.

“As Fam we have tried our best to do some renovations at Kamuzu Stadium, especially on the artificial turf, and we are optimistic that come Friday when it will be assessed by Jerome Damon we will have a positive outcome,” he said.

Meanwhile, all the Flames players are available for selection. Some of the notable faces in the squad include Gabadihno Mhango, Robert Ng’ambi, John Banda, Charles Swini, Chimango Kayira, Francis Mlimbika, Harry Nyirenda, Rafiq Namwera, Yamikani Fodya, Lucky Malata, Chiukepo Msowoya, Peter Wadabwa and Stanely Sanudi.

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major mkandawire
5 years ago

Team flames lets go and support our team its a win game

Petre Mathanyula
Petre Mathanyula
5 years ago

A lost opportunity.

5 years ago

At least finish with a win as a face saver.

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