Monday, October 12, 2009

Malawi’s chances for CAN 2010 brightened

Flames coach, Kinnah Phiri says that Malawi has all the chances to qualify. Pic by Malawi Digest.

By Lucy Liponda

Malawi has chances of qualifying for the 2010 Nations Cup finals in Angola, national football team, the Flames coach, Kinnah Phiri has disclosed.

He was speaking an inclusive interview with Malawi Digest on Monday following his team’s outstanding performance against Ivory Coast on Saturday.

In the match played at the giant Kamuzu Stadium in the commercial city, Blantyre, the Flames gave out their best against one of Africa’s highly rated football sides, Ivory Coast.

The Flames were the first to score in the second-half through Jacob Ngwira and the Ivorians cancelled the lead through their marksman Didier Drogba.

The match finished at 1-1 giving hopes that Malawi may qualify for the 2010 Africa Cup of Nations.

The Flames chances were further enhanced on Sunday when Burkina Faso beat Guinea in another of the Group’s World Cup and Nations Cup qualifiers.

Speaking in an interview with Malawi Digest, coach Kinnah Phiri said that the result in the Burkina Faso-Guinea match has given Malawi a further chance to qualify for 2010 Nations Cup finals in Angola.

“We have to make sure that we win our last match against Burkina Faso and I can assure all Malawians that we have the weaponry to do that,” he said.

The Flames mentor continued to appeal for more support ahead of this important away match.

“We need good preparations so that we are ready to stop Burkina Faso in this crucial encounter,” he said-Malawi Digest.


  1. What kind of preapration do u want, when you are beaten by Mozambique, its a pitty flames to be beaten by Mozambique and you say that has nothing to do with CAN, just admit kuti in Zimbabwe zinakuvutani, the approach was bad and it be a lesson learned osati kumanamiza anthu kuti eee, we were trying new players, anzanu fielded under 23 team mpaka afika finalsa pomwe inu you fielded the cream of local players, why did u side line Chikaiko Bridge the current super leguae top gaol scorer, kapena mumafuna akanasintha dzina akhale Chikaiko Nyasulu kapena Zimba? Nation team selection needs to be screened bobo too many mbwenu mbwenusi as if other tribes do not have good players, zimatipweteka oonelelafe, enafe mpaka tinakalipila DSTV kuti tikuoneleni ku Cosafa, but shame kuchinyidwa first game, shame on you Kinnah and your boys. Unother disgrace is Under 17, I wish you could have hired mzungu to coach the boys immediatetly after qualifying thru the back door, the technical team knew kuti during qualifiers you were fielding over aged players, akukokelani kuti mukaimilile ku Nigeria world cup, mukukasewela mwazibwana, I do not think the whole Malawi can fail to produce good players, end result same song we played well but lucky was not on our side, vuto lodalila nyanga mumpira ndilimenelo. Mwai wotele wosewela ndi ma teams like Spain, USA umasowa instead of kuugwilitsa to the maximum basi kumangopanga zachidodo. Kodi a Malawi mudzachangamuka liti?? There is need to change ok!!!

  2. Ndiwe chitsiru iwe,ukufuna quota system yikhalenso ndi pa Mpira pomwe? Kagwele uko.