Flames captain Limbikani Mzava has apologised for the Flames’ poor performance in Tuesday’s 2017 Africa Cup o Nations qualifier.
Mzava said the players take full responsibility of the 1-2 loss that has left the Flames hoping for a miracle to qualify for the Gabon finals.
“We didn’t play well. We were completely out of the game. I don’t know what happened. We actually gifted them those two goals. I can only say sorry on behalf of the players,” the Mpumalanga Black Aces defender said.
A devastated Football Association of Malawi (FAM) general secretary Suzgo Nyirenda observed that Malawi were casual in their approach to the game.
“In football you need to show some respect to your opponent. We didn’t do that,” said Nyirenda.
So, what’s next for the Flames and Mtawali, who now has four months remaining on his contract?
“As usual, the technical subcommittee will wait for a report on the game from the Flames coach and his panel,” said Nyirenda.
“After the report, the technical sub-committee will in turn report to the executive committee and make recommendations.”
Malawi are at the bottom of Group L which has leaders Zimbabwe with eight points and Guinea and Swaziland tied at five points.
The Flames’ next qualifier is away to Zimbabwe in June before wrapping up against Swaziland at home in September. n