Malawian coach accuses Algeria of match fixing

One of Malawi national football coach said Algeria’s 2-0 loss to Mali on November 19 in the crucial Group B second spot automatic qualification for 2015 Africa Cup of Nations finals smacks of match-fixing.

Algeria officials and players in Malawi: Accused of gifting Mali qualification....Photo Jeromy Kadewere
Algeria officials and players in Malawi: Accused of gifting Mali qualification….Photo Jeromy Kadewere

The coach, who spoke on strict conditions of anonymity to avoid sanctions, said Algeria displayed unsportsmaship behaviour in the manner that they approached the game.

The coach said Algeria would not have lost the game considering their top form but they decided to gift the game to Mali progress to the finals.

He saluted Malawi who would have qualified if Mali had lost the game after a goalless draw in Ethiopia on the same day.

“The players put up a good fight but I think the way Algeria approached the match showed lack of seriousness and eventually lost 2-0 which is tantamount to match-fixing,” he said.

“I know how tough Algeria is and I don’t think they lost the game fairly. Something must have happened for them to lose the game.”

Malawi managed a point which they needed to progress if Algeria had beaten Mali.

Malawi seven points would have knocked off Mali’s six to progress to the finals.

But the remarks have drawn a mixed reaction with others saying Malawi have nobody to blame after a shoddy start to the campaign.

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tbessi
tbessi
5 years ago

I m from Algeria, and the same article was published (her in Algeria).
And the majority of Algerian people accuse the team + coach of not playing fairly.

Sorry Malawi. 🙁

mr soccer
5 years ago

Nthawi zina tizitha kuvomeleza kuti ine si coach wa bwino aiii,nkhani apa si match fix ai koma tilibe coach wabwino inunso a fam ndiamene mukuononga mpira m’malawi mumangotola wina aliyense pofuna kusangalasana osati agwire ntchoto ai (tiyese PETER MPONDA panopo zintchito za zake zaoneka kuti titha kusangala kusogoloku (Enerst/Mabedi)

Shelix Munthali
Shelix Munthali
5 years ago

So we wanted Algeria to do a job for us!! We had all the time to win earlier games; not banking on another team to beat Mali. Just accept failure, and next time do your homework well!!!

Amuna ngunda ngunda- aku malowa .
Amuna ngunda ngunda- aku malowa .
5 years ago

Chiziko chathuchi sichimatha mpira kochiyo azikango manga nvula kumuzikwao basi, achimazi kumangoti chimutu phwiii , chamangwanande , nyanyi mutu wama tako ,koma kulephera kukocha mbuzi demeti fokolo buushit .

Mhango
5 years ago

Hmmm,no back doors qualifications in the modern soccer, you have to fight a lone battle, what if malawi won to ethiopia and mali loses to algeria, would mali have a same say accusing ethiopia?

m'bantu
5 years ago

malawi beat mali 2-0,was there match fixing for mali to lose to malawi? mr coach, leave algeria alone. mpira ngozungulira.

BBsupporter
BBsupporter
5 years ago

Izi ndiye za ziiiii!!!!!,mumati mupite ku AFCON musakudziwa kusewera mpira? Nanu anyasa mudziganidza kaye musanalembe nkhanizi mwamva??. Timu simatha mpira iyi .

clement
clement
5 years ago

Young Chimodzi pena ndimbuzinso.Wekha unavomereza kuti Algeria yatimenya Chifukwa they are the best pamene kuti nanu mukhale the best you have to beat the best teams.Poor thinking that’s why our country is poor eeeish.Long time I told you to recall Kanyenda never listen and you recall him too late.Mwana wakonso sayenera kupezeka mu squad asamaononge ndalama za boma satha mpira.

Rodriguas Latata
Rodriguas Latata
5 years ago

Plan better next time. Win or at worst draw all home games. Try as much as possible to win away too or draw. If we lose, lose to the best teams away only but it should be not more than two goals. In that way we won’t need anyone to fight for us any more.
Plan finances in advance as well.

SALIMA BOYS
6 years ago

Coach ameneyu odwala eti,why didnt win their games,kungovomera basi kuti munagwa nayo.mmmxiiiiiiim.

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