Flames throw away two-goal lead, settle for 2-2 draw against Zimbabwe in Cosafa Cup

By Staff Reporter

Malawi national football team ‘Flames’ blew the chance to beat Zimbabwe by throwing away a 2-0 lead to draw 2-2 in the Cosafa Cup currently underway in South Africa.

Khuda Muyaba gave Malawi the lead in the 27th minute in the first half before Shumacher Kuwali doubled the lead in the 50th minutes.

Zimbabwe pulled one back in the 61st minute through Blessings Sarupinda and then Patrick Musaka scored the equaliser in the 79th minute.

Zimbabwe continued to come wave after wave in the second half in search of the winning goal but Flames’ goalkeeper Ernest Kakhobwe made some beautiful saves to deny the Warriors the win.

After the game, Flames’ coach Meke Mwase praised his charges for playing well especially in the first half but said the team lacked concentration in the second half.

He said the technical pannel will work on the mistakes and make sure that they do better in the next games

Flames are in group B in this year’s Cosafa Cup alongside Senegal,Zimbabwe,
Namibia and Mozambique