Saturday, September 5, 2009

Malawi Flames ready to burn Guinea

The Malawi Flames ready to burn Guinea's Syli Nationale. Pic by Malawi Digest.

By Chifundo Gama

All roads this afternoon lead to Malawi’s biggest international stadium, the Kamuzu Stadium in the commercial city Blantyre where the country’s national football side, the Flames are hosting the Guinea’s Syli Nationale in their 2010 Africa Nations Cup campaign.

If the Flames win today’s encounter against the Guineans, this will brightening up their chances of qualifying next year’s Africa soccer fiesta to be held in the oil rich Angola.

The Flames who in recent past have beaten African giants Egypt and the Democratic Republic of Congo to reach this far, have lost all their Group E first round encounters.

The lost to Ivory Coast (5-0), Burkina Faso (1-0) and Guinea (2-1)

Despite these losses, the Malawi National Football team, the Flames seem to be set for this crucial encounter against Guinea this afternoon at the giant Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre.

The fired up Flames who were in recently in Europe, Denmark for two weeks in preparation for the showcase in which they played some top Denmark sides where they left a mark after performing so wonderfully.

Flames former player and coach Kinnah Phiri says his boys are ready for the swim or sink tussle as all his foreign troops are already in the country to sweat and protect the reputation of their motherland.

Flames has foreign legion include captain Peter Mponda and Robert Ng’ambi (Black Leopards), Joseph Kamwendo (Orlando Pirates), Peter Wadabwa (Thanda Royal Zulu), Swadick Sanudi and Allan Kamanga (Dynamos), Atusaye Nyondo (Carara Kicks), Wisdom Ndovu (Yanga), Moses Chavula (Nathi Lions) and Rusell Mwafulirwa, James Sangala and Chiukepo Msowoya.

“All is well in our camp and people should expect a wonderful performance this Saturday. Let them forget the past and give the boys a morale booster by cheering the team,” said Phiri.

Although Malawi ’s prolific striker Essau Kanyenda withdrew himself from the Flames camp after being accused of not scoring after a long time, the team is expected to score more goals through Russell Mwafulirwa, Chiukepo Msowoya and other locally based players including Victor Nyirenda and Peter Wadabwa.

Ivory Cost leads the Group E with nine points from three games seconded by Burkina Faso with six points

Malawi Digest will keep you up to date on the outcome of the match in Blantyre as events unfold at the Kamuzu Stadium, so watch this space-Malawi Digest.

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