Limbikani Mzava of Malawi
Wednesday Mar 30, 2016. 14:05
Malawi national team captain Limbikani Mzava has apologised to the nation after their disappointing 2-1 loss to Guinea on Tuesday afternoon.
The Flames skipper led his teammates in their second leg of the 2017 Group L, CAF Africa Cup of Nations Qualifier following a goalless stalemate in Conakry three days prior.
Based in South Africa with Mpumalanga Black Aces, the defender said the defeat was annoying, painful and expressed his apologies to the supporters.
“I would like to say sorry to our fans for disappointing you at home, we did not expect this but that's what life is all about,” said Mzava to Nyasa Times.
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“We didn't play the way we did in Guinea as if we were at home.
“We know we have disappointed you but keep on offering your support because football is an unpredictable game.”
Echoing his skipper's sentiments, coach Ernest Mtawali added that he's also disappointed with his players as they did well in Guinea.
“I am very disappointed because there are times that you lose a game after putting a spirited performance but it was not the case today,” adds the former midfielder.
“We did not tick but we managed to score a brilliant goal only to concede two soft goals.”
The Flames are now based at the bottom of the group with two points whilst Swaziland are above them with five points.
At the top of the group is the Warriors of Zimbabwe who have eight points which is three ahead of second-placed Syli Nationale with five points, leading Isihlangu Semnikati on goal difference.