Two Ghanaian sports reporters and Flames coach Kinnah Phiri were involved in heated verbal exchanges during the press briefing at Civo Stadium Club House after the Flames 1-0 loss to the Black Stars.
The reporters took turns to grill Kinnah as to why he challenged that the Flames would beat the Black Stars in the decisive 2013 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier.
Now that you are out, are you going to resign?
To which Kinnah responded that â€œwe are not talking about that. I am rebuilding a team.â€
The other reporter chipped, but you said you will beat Ghana?
â€œAre you Malawian? What is you interest in asking for my resignation?â€ Kinnah hit back.
The Ghanain responded: â€œI love African football [that is my interest].â€
But Ghanaian coach Kwesi Appiah was quick to calmed down the situation when he intervened saying the Flames played well.
â€œI think he is building a team for the future and he needs to be supported,â€ Appiah said during the press briefing monitored on Zodiak Broadcasting Station (ZBS).
In a later interview, Kinnah said the Flames were unlucky not to come out victors.
â€œI think we dominated the game, but we failed to take our chances. It is part of the game. I will continue with my rebuilding exercise,â€ said Kinnah.
He said his focus will now be to prepare the team for the 2014 World Cup qualifiers.
Kinnah hailed the performance of debutant defender Steve Chagoma and Gabadinho Mhango, saying they have a bright future.