RVG unsuccessful Malawi Afcon campaign: Final dream shuttered with loss to Comoros

Malawi senior national team 2-019 African Cup of Nations finals qualifying dream was completely shuttered on Saturday after going down 2-1 to Comoros Island away in a Group B qualifying match played at the Stade de Moron.

Malawi coach RVG and his technical staff: End of the road

The Flames needed to win the game at all cost to keep their qualifying dream alive following Morocco’s 2-0 win over Cameroon on Friday.

Comoros took the lead inside the opening two minutes of the match.

They got a free kick on the edge of the box and Mohamad El Farado Ba with a brilliant shot beating Flames goalkeeper Charles Swini.

The home side was on top of its game with full support of the home crowd.

But Substitute Patrick Phiri who came in for Gastin Simkonda leveled the scores in the 65th minute before Comoros regained their lead two minutes later.

Following the result, Morocco are on top of Group B win 10 points from five games while Cameroon come second with eight points from the same number of games.

Comoros have moved to position three with five points.

Malawi’s last group match which will be a ceremonial match against Morocco will be played at Kamuzu Stadium in March next year.

U-23 win in Botswana

In Botswana, Malawi Under 23 national football team gave Malawians a relief and put smiles on faces of Malawians following a hard fought 2-1 victory over the Junior Zebras in a 2020 Under 23 Olympic Games qualifier played at Lobatse Sports Complex in Gaborone.

The junior Flames came from a goal down after the Zebras took the lead through Thatayaone Ditlhokwe.

Substitute Hassan Kajote leveled the scores midway into the second half before Gregory Nachipo scored the winning goal.

Malawi will host Botswana in a return leg at Kamuzu Stadium and the overall winner will face Zambia in the next round.

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Duduzane
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Morroco game Did finish 2:2 not 2:0 where did you get those facts. Are you a sports journalist or a political one?

WIN WON SOON
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WIN WON SOON

RVG yours is a done deal of being sacked. I feel pity for you and how can a team concede a goal in 2mins? Welcome to the list of unemployment of coaches. The statistics are about to increase of jobless coaches. Flames are no longer a team and even the Queens Netball team are far much better. To prove my point, organize Flames and Queens play together, Flames will be beaten 42-0. Hail Queens

Wiseman
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Wiseman

Waste of tax payers money. Better stop participating in this competitions for years and use those money to pay fine, I think the fine will be less money compared to all the money lost in air travels, allowances plus cash getting too. Poor players and coaches including the FAM and reporters too for not telling the official the truth.

Tofasi
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Its unthinkable for the Technical team to keep faith in Chiukepo Msowoya who in my opinion is a spent force. He failed so miserably down in South . He failed to simulate in the developed word. Koma kudya msima pa mudzi ndi mbuzi inzake ija.
The whole technical team should resign honorably asatiyese ife.

Timve
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Timve

Mwaluza, ng’oooooh

Drake
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Drake

The problem with RVG is fielding of players, Why is he sticking to worn out players who are old past their useful life we have good players like MECIUM, GERALD PHIRI junior and many other super legue intelligent players. Why in a cruicial game like this use Gaston Simukonda, Chiukepo Msowoya. He need to make a program to asses rular talented players and bring into the National team new players

Bibo
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Bibo

This RVG guy doesn’t listen and I don’t know why he keeps faith in Chiukepo and Simukonda. There are better players like Matthews Sibale, Chawanangwa Kaonga, and Binwell Katinji who can do a good job upfront,but why keep using players that don’t deliver at national level? The players he is using especially upfront are a flop all the time and yet he still has faith in them,what kind of coach is he? He is a big disappointment.

mkandawire
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mkandawire

peter mponda, RVG please we dont want to see ur bad faces in this team,stay away from it.a pusi inu!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

Anthony Namponya
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Anthony Namponya

It is really embarrassing that Malawian football is at this level. So poor are we that we can not even beat the Comoros Island. I think we need to go back to grassroots level and start developing malawi football from the bottom up. Start developing the youngster’s from.an early age with the right technical skill and understanding of the game of football. This will require investment in propery run football academies with qualified coaches and support staff. Malawi must be one of the only African Nations without and established players even in the lower leagues of Europe. This is worrying… Read more »

victor
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victor

Bad Flames.I think Flames need to go to the drawing board to check the problems with the team and try to find solutions.It is pity that Flames is failing even to beat these small teams.Malawi football is down please check with the Kinna and other players that are still alive that had success with the Malawi National team those days to help get solutions for the current team.Congratulations for the Junior Flames for the victory in Botswana.Please work and prepare extra hard for the return match so that you win again and proceed to the next round. Also just to… Read more »

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