Meke describes Malawi’s World Cup group a challenge: Gaba says ‘odds stacked against us’

Malawi National Football Team coach, Meke Mwase, has described Group D in which Malawi has been drawn against Cameroon, Cote D’Ivoire and Mozambique as a big challenge.

Meke: Its a big task but boys will grow
Gaba: Eeehrrr, Cameron, Ivory coast?

Mwase was reacting to the draw  conducted Tuesday night  in Cairo, Egypt.

According to the rules, only one team from the group will sail through to the next round in this qualifying campaign of the 2022 World Cup to be held in Qatar.

“We have been drawn with those famous teams and we can only take it from there that we grow.

“The good thing we can have from this group is that the boys will grow as they have a feel of playing with those big teams.”

Mwase continued: “Everybody knows that these are very good teams. That’s why I am saying it’s a big challenge for us but the positive for us, as well, is that the boys will grow by playing these teams.”

Asked if this was the kind of group he expected, Mwase said, “You don’t expect anything when there is a draw. You accept whatever comes out when the draw has been conducted.”

While in form Souh Africa-based prolific  forward Frank Gabadinho Mhango  said the  Malawi squad should be positive and have big hearts that they can earn qualification while conceding: “The odds are stacked against us.”

He said Cameroon and Ivory Coast are “big teams with big name players.”

Gaba admitted that Malawi’s gap with the teams drawn with in stature and class is huge.

The Flames are expected play Afcon qualifying matches against Burkina Faso, Sudan and Uganda before switching to World Cup games in October.

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Puludzu
7 months ago

That is how a competition goes. Don’t expect something simple. If you qualify you will meet very big international teams.

alpha
alpha
7 months ago

Mr Mwase is just being realistic. It’s not that Malawi won’t field able players, but Cameroun and Cote D’Ivoire have experience in the competition and the reality is one of them will sail through.
Football associations in the these two nations invests massively in football including huge game allowances unlike our FAM.

Big Papa
Big Papa
7 months ago

zampira izi

CTP
CTP
7 months ago

David defeated goliath

malume
malume
7 months ago

ma demo bwanji. inu a mtambo tithandizeni kkkkkk

JOHN GOOD
JOHN GOOD
7 months ago

Mwayamba kale kuopa……..

innocent
innocent
7 months ago

dont worry guyz God is with us all the time

Nzeru Banda
7 months ago

Let’s call a spade by its name. Malawi is in trouble, Talking about miracles? No. Not in football. Anyway, we have a chance of getting live entertainment at Kamuzu Stadium, Atleast we have something to talk about apart from ndale, maluzi, Jane Ansah, Msundwe and all the other garbage.

staga
staga
7 months ago
Reply to  Nzeru Banda

ma boys tchayani bolla, ma buyyer anu amenewo

William Chibambo
William Chibambo
7 months ago
Reply to  staga

it seems with the given group, coach Meke just wants his boys to have afeel of playing with better teams with bigger names with them, Otherwise, I see no winning confidence.

Hello
Hello
7 months ago

It is sad that a coach could utter such disappointing words. I was expecting that he would say that our opponents are big teams but we will go flat out to show the world that even small teams like ours are capable of turning the tables around. What kind of morale is our dear coach going to give to the players if he uttering these negative statements? Mr Coach, Sir, you were supposed to rise up and give the team all the necessary morale and ask FAM for thorough preparations. Start training well in advance not two weeks or one… Read more »

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