No way Malawi can play like Barcelona, Nyamilandu tweaks statement

Football Association of Malawi (FAM) president Macmillan Walter Nyamilandu Manda, has clarified that he  was quoted out of context  in his statement likening  Malawi national team   to Spanish giants Barcelona under Belgian coach Ronny Van Geneugden.

Walter Nyamilandu: Flames not likened to Barca

Football fans in the country have been calling for resignation of RVG and Nyamilandu following recent poor showing of the national team.

But Nyamilandu threw his weight behinf RVG, saying sain the 17 months in which the Belgian tactician has been in charge of the Flames, the team has been playing well but said his  comments were taken in literal sense.

“There is no way the Flames can play like Barcelona,” he said.

After likening Malawi to Barcelona, Nyamilandu has been under fire for his statement but he had clarified that he meant the national team’s “style of play had improved significantly to the extent that the team doesn’t play kick-and-rush anymore.”

He sai din quotes reported by local press:“What I said was that before the coach [Ronny van Geneugden]  came, the Flames were playing the bola kunthazi [kick-and-rush] type of football. There was no style and pattern. The team [now] play a beautiful passing game and it has a tactical discipline where it knows when to freeze and pressurise opponents—that it maintains a good formation and shape during matches.

“I stressed that though the team has adopted continental type of football just like Barcelona, it is lacking aggression going forward  and it is short of goals,” he said

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3 years ago


3 years ago

Emotional nyamilandu .

Kalulu Wadwala
Kalulu Wadwala
3 years ago

Admit you were emotional that day. We heard you loud that Malawi is Barcelona. Don’t change now because you know your coach and team will be whipped in younde.

3 years ago
Reply to  Kalulu Wadwala

Anapsa mtima tsiku limene lija pano mkuluyu wakhudzumuka, wadekha ndipo wazitolera koma tonse tinamva akuyankhula ndi pakamwa pache kuti Flames ikusewera mpira ngati Barca. Tsiku lina adzakana kuti sanawaudze Amalawi okonda mpira kuti “iyeyo samakhala pagolo”. Paja anawafunsapo atolankhani kuti munadionapo pagolo ine?. Anayiwala kuti atolankhani amafunsa mafunso m’malo mwa Amalawi! Funso limene lija Walter amafunsa Amalawi tonse kuti “Amalawi munandionapo ndiri pagolo ine?” Akuzitsutsa yekha musiyeni. Munthuyu pano watha ma plan achoke basi. Anthu okonda football M’malawi muno sitikumufuna akapume basi.

Mazira a Bakha
3 years ago
Reply to  Awize

The guy is useless and that’s why he is supporting a useless coach. “If you cant see that you cant see then you are dead”.

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