I have chosen not to be among those soccer lovers who are being sent into a bad dream by coach Kinnah Phiriâ€™s far-fetched belief that the Flames can beat Ghana by a margin of more than three goals in the return leg of the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations to remain in the race. I have chosen to resign to my fate that the 2-0 loss in Accra was the end of the road for our dear Flames.
Add to that the fact that FAM did not register Malawi for the Championship of African Nations (Chan), which is exclusively for local players and tell me if I am wrong to conclude that we must brace up for Flamesâ€™ inactivity. Those in the know will already start seeing our gains in football being eroded. Obviously, by the time the Flames get back on their feet, they will not be any better on the Fifa ladder. While FAM attributes the omission to financial constraints and feels good about it, I attribute it to the associationâ€™s lack of foresight. It squarely boomerangs on president Walter Nyamilandu promise to take Malawi football to another level. I can only pray that the Under-17 will give us something to smile about. Za Flames zatigwa basi!
Move quickly on Queens friendly
If NAM is expecting prospective helpers to act on the media reports that the Queens have Cosana tickets that only require some top-up funds to allow them go and play a friendly overseas, then it is not being pro-active. In that case, I will not be surprised to hear that the Queensâ€™ dream has not been realised. My free advice to NAM is that they must move quickly by taking to the prospective sponsors a complete package of their problem. By now communication lines with the teams they want to play must already be open, failing which we shall hear a bad story.