Gabadinho Mhango of Malawi (11) celebrates goal with teammates
Tuesday Jun 14, 2016. 09:57
The Football Association of Malawi have explained their decision to wear black jersey's in their 2016 Cosafa Castle Cup match against Angola.
FAM's Commercial and Marketing Director, Limbani Cliff Matola, said they donned the black kit because the Palancas Negras arrived mere hours before kick-off - subsequently missing the pre-match meeting.
The Nyasa Times reports that the Flames used the kit to display Fair Play as Angola failed to disclose which colour they would use for the tie.
Ernest Mtawali's side went on to win the encounter 3-0 courtesy of Gabadinho Mhango's hat-trick.
“Unfortunately, the green jersey was still at the laundry which left the team with no choice but to use the training jersey which is black," said Matola.
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"And they didn’t have adequate time to take them to the printers to print Malawi at the back.
"And they had already communicated to the organisers that they would use black and therefore, given the circumstances, there was very little time to remedy the situation.
"It must also be noted that this is not a crime that’s why the team was allowed to play."
Malawi and Lesotho top Group B with three points apiece, having both won their opening fixture. The Flames next face Mauritius.
The match is set for Tuesday evening at the Independence Stadium. Kick-off is at 19h30.