The Tanzania press is giving an impression that Robin Ngalande was the stand-out of the Flames players during the recent strength-building matches against the Taifa Stars and Zanzibar.
Reading the countryâ€™s Daily News one gets a picture that the Atletico Madrid C team player did enough to get a starting berth in Saturdayâ€™s World Cup qualifier in Kenya.
“Malawi posed much threat down the flanks where slippery right-winger Robin Ngalande and left full-back Moses Chavula, got the better of Stars wing-backs on either flank and whipped in dangerous crosses, which were, however, not fully utilised by strikers Zicco Mkanda and Russell Mwafulirwa,” wrote the newspaperâ€™s website.
While Flames seem to be struggling for more goals, coach Kinnah Phiri is opting to play Ngalande as a winger.
The blunt Flames striking force had none of the strikers hitting the back of the net as it was Frank Banda who scored in Mondayâ€™s 1-1 draw with Zanzibar in the second warm-up match.
Malawi has in the last eight matches won once in beating Kenya 2-0 late last year at the Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup in Tanzania and drawn five games.
In general, Malawi can maintain its defensive shape, but it would seem the creative department has some challenges going into Saturdayâ€™s game against Kenya.