Flames coach Ronny Van Geneugden (RVG) has said he will maintain the squad that beat Comoros 1-0 for the Cosafa Cup in South Africa later this month.
Judging by its performance in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifier on Saturday, this is the best team the Belgian had assembled this far.
Speaking at a press conference after the Comoros game at Bingu National Stadium, RVG hoped that maintaining the team will help it to gel further.
“This team is still work in progress. It is, therefore, important that they continue working together and Cosafa offers that opportunity,” he said.
Malawi could have beaten Comoros with more goals if the players were clinical enough.
And the coach admitted that, ahead of the Cosafa tournament, the striking force is an area he will work on intensely.
“We can do much better with our finishing. I also believe that we had many clear-cut chances to score more goals,” he said.
However, GabadinhoMhango, who squandered some good scoring chances, said they were just unlucky on the day.
“I am greatly disappointed that I didn’t score from positions I find it so easy to convert. I think we were just unlucky. Hopefully we will improve in our next games,” he said.
On his part, Flames captain LimbikaniMzava was optimistic that if they can play like against Comoros, they can challenge for the Cosafa Cup.
“We can go all the way and win it if we maintain this fighting spirit,” he said.