Flames Flying High in Ethiopia

Malawi National Football Team, The Flames continue to perform well in the ongoing CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup taking place in Ethiopia following their second win over Djibouti on Wednesday afternoon.

Flames seemed to be continuing from where they left with Sudan on Monday and every player was in the game.

Gerald ‘Yellowman’ Phiri Jr opened the scoreline through a penalty on 30 minutes in the first half to register his second goal for the senior team. 5 minutes, Blue Eagles’ John Banda doubled thhe lead with a beautiful connection from the right wing.

Djibouti continued to play under pressure until Flames’ Shumacker Kuwali was given marching orders for kicking a Djibouti player interntionally on 38 minutes in the first half.

As players went for a break, it was Malawi 2 against 0 to Djibouti.

Flames players never lost hope but continued working as a team regardless of being one man down.

Chiukepo Msowoya added a killer punch with a third goal to end the game at 3 – 0.

Enerst Mtawali praised his boys for the team spirit and continued to say that it is his dream of returning the CECAFA title.

Mtawali and Ramadhan entrusted Simplex Nthala to man the goal. Stanley Sanudi, Yamikani Fodya, Miracle Gabeya and John Lanjesi at the back. Midfielders were Gerald Phiri, John Banda, Dalitso Sailesi and Yamikani Chester. Upfront, it was Chiukepo Msowoya and Shumacker Kuwali.

This is Flames’ second consercutive win in the tournament and are on top of the group with six points from two games. Flames takes on South Sudan on Friday afternoon.


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