Malawi national football team coach Ronny Van Geneugden has said there was stiff competition among the players who are thirsting to redeem their nation from the shame of perennial failure.
Van Geneugden praised his charges during a news conference held at Chiwembe Village in Blantyre on Wednesday barely a day after resuming camping ahead of the Cosafa tournament to be held in South Africa from June 22.
He said the competition in camp is so fierce so much so that it would be give him a headache to come up with the Cosafa squad.
“It will be very hard for me and a challenge for players to join the team and to be left,” he said.
“It will be very strong team because everybody is available and Robert Ng’ambi is doing everything possible to join the team as soon as possible.”
He also said the Malawian players were young giving him hope that they could go on for a long time.
“We will go with a young team which can work for a lot for years.”
On the Cosafa the Belgian expatriate coach was cautious on results but he sounded optimistic about doing well at the Southern Africa great football festival.
“Cosafa will give us a nice opportunity to grow. My target is to win all games. That’s what sports is all about you want to win each and every game,” he said.
Commenting on the Comoros game he said was more impressed with his passing style of football than the actual much needed win.
“It was a very important performance and result. We scored very well in both but I was more impressed with the performance than the win,” he said.
He also commended the soccer fans for embracing the win passion and patriotism.
However he said the players could have put the icing on the cake should they had scored from all the chances they created.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :