• JUser: :_load: Unable to load user with ID: 43

Time to deliver for the nation - Fischer

Written by 

Malawi national football team’s most senior player Fischer Kondowe says time has come for the Cosafa Cup to come to the Warm Heart of Africa.


The Flames have never won the Cosafa Cup with two appearances in the final being the only highlights of an otherwise disappointing record in Southern Africa’s regional competition.


The team is seeded for this year’s edition and exempted from the tournament’s on-going preliminary play-offs.


Young Chimodzi’s charges will join the competition at the quarter-final stage when they face Mozambique on Sunday for a place in the semi-finals.


With three wins away from Cosafa Cup glory, Kondowe thinks it is high time the Malawi national football team finally delivered for the nation.


“All I can say is it is time for us to win the Cosafa Cup and bring the trophy here at home,” he said.


“Anything can happen there because we’re starting in the quarter-finals. We’ve played one friendly match and the second strength-testing match will be against South Africa, so I hope we’ll do better there.



Asked what it will take for the Flames to win the tournament for the first time, the veteran Big Bullets winger said: “We just have to put everything and most of all our heads together once we’re there.


“The way we’ve trained and prepared here, I don’t think we can say that they (FAM) didn’t give us everything we need for such an assignment.


“Even the coaches know that we’ve had ideal preparations for this tournament so now the ball is in our court for us the players to deliver for the nation.”


Bloemfontein Celtic Striker Gabadinho Mhango and Black Leopards defender Harry Nyirenda have been ruled out due to injury.


Flames skipper Joseph Kamwendo, who plays for Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) top side TP Mazembe did not make the trip due to club commitments.

Get Your Newsletter