We ain’t READY! Analysts cast doubt on Flames’ form ahead of Burkina Faso clash

Akometsi Sports Desk

Local soccer experts remain uncertain on the prospects of the Malawi national football team side doing well against Burkina Faso, saying the team will need miracles to produce results on the day.

The Flames is scheduled to tussle it out with the Stallions in AFCON qualifiers in the next three months following a recent announcement by Africa’s football governing body, CAF.

As if CAF does not wish the Flames well, the local players have gone about eight months without kicking the ball as they were last seen on the pitch in December last year, all this due to Covid-19 pandemic effects.

The Flames in a COSAFA game encounter

“It is an undeniable fact that with the stagnancy of our team in as far as Covid-19 is concerned, playing and beating Bukinafaso will depend on miracles,” said one analyst by the name George Kauza Masina on a local radio station’s soccer show.

However, Masina expressed optimism, saying if the team regroups in time, everything might happen on the day as football is sometimes unpredictable.

And coach Meke Mwase has also appealed to authorities at FAM to fasten arrangements for preparations of the game, saying there is not any time to waste now.

The team will play the West African side back to back; home and away on November 9 and 13 respectively, before playing South Sudan away and Uganda at home in their last 2 games.

The Flames of Malawi lie on position three in Group B with three points as well.


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