Flames burn Mozambique to move 3rd on the table

Malawi Flames Vs Mozambique

The Malawi national football team proved too hot for Mozambique claiming a 1-0 victory at Orlando Stadium in South Africa in the 2022 Qatar World Cup qualifiers.

Richard Mbulu became the hero of the day, capitalizing on Mozambique goalkeeper to clear the ball thereby taking Malawi to the third spot of group D. 

After going down 2-0 to Cameroon last Friday, the Flames regrouped and regarded Orlando as their home with great comfort. 

The Flames missed slot of chances and looked a changed side, especially after coach Meck Mwase made some changes from the squad that played Cameroon.

Mwase replaced Enerst Kakhobwe in goals with Richard Chipuwa, while deploying three strikers unlike the Cameroon match having one striker. 

Mbulu, Gabadinho Mhango, and Khuda Muyaba partnered upfront and piled more pressure on the Mamba's goal, but they were unlucky to convert. 

Mwase also entrusted Dennis Chembezi, Stanley Sanudi, Limbikani Mzava, Charles Petro, Gerald Phiri Jnr, Peter Banda, and John CJ Banda. 

The Flames are now at par with second placed side, Cameroon, having three points apiece but only separated by goals. 

Ivory Coast lead the table having defeated Cameroon 2-1 on Monday, while Mozambique is at the bottom of the table with a point, having drawn 0-0 with Ivory Coast in their first match. 

Meanwhile, UTM President Saulos Chilima and his wife Mary have congratulated the flames on its triumph over Mozambique.