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Flames Lose to Zambia (0-1) Friendly

Ngosa Sunzu of Zambia evades challenge from Muhammad Shaban of Uganda during the 2017 COSAFA U20 football match between Zambia and Uganda at Arthur Davis Stadium, Kitwe on 6 December 2017 ©Chris Ricco/BackpagePix

Malawi national football team on Wednesday lost 0-1 to Zambia’s Chipolopolo during an
international friendly at National Heroes Stadium in Lusaka, Zambia.
Thevhost had a bright start as Collins Sikombe opened the soring in the 14th minute with a strike from close range after latching
onto a long pass beating Felix Munthali in goals.
Chipolopolo were very organised at the back after going ahead and did not allow Malawi to
carve out any meaningful openings in the opening 45 minutes.
The Flames looked rusty and their pattern of play was not enterprising.
It was only in the 54thminute when it displayed some flash of hopeful football when
Gabadinho Mhango, who was the joint Premier Soccer League golden boot winner, s firsttime shot from the edge of the box sailed slightly over the crossbar after some neat passes
with USA- based midfielder Yamikani Chester and Mozambique-based John Banda.

Chawanangwa Kaonga also had a wonderful opportunity to equalise for Malawi on just after
the hour mark but he was denied the frame of the goal.
Mhango thought he had finally found the leveller for the Flames with 17 minutes remaining
after chipping a shot over goalkeeper Jackson Kakutha but defender Dominic Chanda
recovered and made the goal-line clearance.
Malawi’s threat diminished after they took out Mhango for Hassan Kajoke in the last ten
minutes as Chipolopolo held on to hand Sredojevic his first win in charge.

Malawi’s threat diminished after they took out Mhango for Hassan Kajoke in the last ten
minutes as Chipolopolo held on to hand Sredojevic his first win in charge.
During the game, Malawi coach Meke Mwase made several substitutions to give other players
on bench game time.

Malawi’s First XI: Munthali, Sanudi, Petro, Chembezi, Sambani , CJ Banda, Kaira, Phiri Jnr,
Chester, Mhango, Mbulu
SUBS: Ernest Kakhobwe, Nickson Nyasulu, Peter Cholopi, Chikoti Chirwa, Micium Mhone,
Chawanangwa Kaonga, Schumacher Kuwali, Hassan Kajoke, Chimwemwe Idana, William
Thole.
Zambia first XI: Sebastian Mwange (GK) 1, Kondwani Chiboni 4, Zacharia Chilongoshi 23,
Luka Banda 5, Benson Sakala(C) 6, Kelvin Kapumbu 15, Leonard Mulenga 8, Chaniza Zulu
22, Collins Sikombe 14, Kelvin Kampamba 7, Emmanuel Chabula 17.

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