Malawi National Women’s Football team beat Madagascar on Wednesday 2-0 in the preliminaries of the Cosafa Women’s Championship currently on going in South Africa,Malawi sports confirms.
A deadlock goal in the 36th minute of the second half by Salome Vitumbiko before Zainab Kapanda added the second, three minutes to a close down.
Malawi was frustrated by Madagascar in the first after a full force, leading the She-Flames to fail completing passes. According to soccer commentators, the absence of professionals Tabitha and Temwa contributed to a poor performance.
Abel Mkandawire, Head Coach of the She-Flames admitted Madagascar were hard but to crack. However, he expressed delightment with the win.
“It feels good to win the first game. Madagascar came hard on us because we also played against them last year but we managed to break them, “he said.
She-Flames next assignment is a match against the host’s South Africa on Friday before completing group stage games on August 5 against Comoros Island who it is their first time on the tournament.