Malawi National Football Team (Flames) has blown a threat to other participating teams in 2016 Cosafa castle Cup in Namibia following its 3-nil victory over Angola Sunday night.
Gabadinho Mhango last night was in wonderful form beyond any standard Malawian Footballer as he hit a hat-trick in this very much threshold game at Cosafa.
From the start, Malawi was driven in ditch, full of chances as just in the opening minutes through Chiukepo Msowoya who saw his header coming off the upright from an Isaac Kaliyati’s cross.
Minutes later, Mhango had another chance from Kaliyati’s cross but his timing was poor as he headed off the target.
Despite the Angolan side showed some little pressure which molded in vain, the viewers all over world within such short time was able to appreciate the Flames coach Ernest Mtawali as his side were really in game.
After the half hour mark, Malawi took a lead through Mhango’s header from a Stainley Sanudi’s free kick took a deflection before kissing the back of the net, 1-0.
In second half, the Angolans were composed but Malawi managed to oppress such momentum through used their midfield through Rafick Namwera and Joseph Kamwendo.
Malawi created a brilliant move where Namwera set it rolling , following other superb passes that gave a full chanced to Mhango to net the second goal.
Mtawali then brought in Muhamad Sulumba, Yamikani Fodya and Dalitso Sailesi for Chiukepo Msowoya, Francis Mulimbika and Gerald Phiri Jnr.
Within the last minutes to final whistle, Mhango sealed his hatrick from the spot following a handball by Angola’s captain to make it 3-nil and after the end of the regulation time, it ended 3-nil.
While the Angola are claiming that they lost deliberately as they used young players in order to have best team in time to come, but this is what we expect to hear from every loser.
This victory has put Malawi on safe side as if it will win next match against Mauritius on Tuesday then automatically send them through to the quarter-finals of the cup.