Ernest Admits Finishing Problems as Flames hold Namibia

Malawi vs ZimbabweMalawi National team coach Ernest Mtawali has admitted that he has a lot of work to do especially upfront it his charges are to avoid wastage of chances as witnessed during a preparatory match against Cosafa Castle Cup defending champions Namibia’s Brave Warriors.
Both teams used the Wednesday’s match to prepare for the regional showcase which kicks off this weekend in the Namibian capital, Windhoek.
Malawi, still smarting from a 3-0 humiliation at the hands of Zimbabwe’s warriors just three days earlier in a 2016 Afcon qualifier, were an improved side and played with renewed purpose.
They dominated the better part of the match and had the hosts gasping for thin air but were betrayed by lack of fire-power.
Strikers Chiukepo Msowoya and Frank ‘Gabadinho’ Mhango were guilty of terrible wastage.
Namibia tried to utilise home ground advantage but it was the Flames that stole the show; forcing the hosts into rearguard action for the better part of the match.
Flames coach Ernest Mtawali hailed his charges for showing great character throughout the match which was played under floodlights.
“We played according to instruction. We did what we planned to do and I am impressed on how the players responded after last Sunday loss to Zimbabwe,” Mtawali said.
He however, noted the need to work on finishing.
“We did not utilise the numerous chances we were able to create. We will have to work on that,” Mtawali said.