New Malawi head coach Ronny van Geneugden started off his first competitive match and the 2018 Championship of African Nations (Chan) campaign with a defeat against Madagascar at Mahamusa Municipal Stadium in the Indian Ocean island nation’s capital Anatananarivo.
The Belgian mentor who had a first game against Kenya in a friendly midweek ending in a draw, saw his charges losing 0-1 the Barea of Madagascar.
He expressed disappointment the result but stressed that there would be no quick fixes to the Flames woes.
The second leg is slated for a week later during the weekend of April 28-30.
The winner between the two teams will face Mozambique’s Mambas in July.
Should the Flames beat go past both Madagascar and Mozambique they will face winners between Mauritius/Seychelles and Angola’s Negras Palancas in the final round.
Chan is a tournament specifically for local-based players which was introduced by CAF as one way of promoting local talent.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :