Chikoti Chirwa of Malawi (c) during the 2019 Afcon qualifying football match between Cameroon and Malawi at the Hamadou Ahidjo Stadium in Yaounde, Cameroon on 12 October 2018 ©Alain Suffo/BackpagePix
Saturday Apr 27, 2019. 12:00
Malawi's interim coach Meke Mwase says they need to take extra caution in the return leg of the 2020 Championship of African Nations (CHAN) first round qualifier.
The Flames of Malawi were held to a goalless draw by Eswatini in the first-leg at the Mavuso Sports Centre in Manzini last weekend.
The second-leg clash will be played at the Kamuzu Stadium in the city of Blantyre on Saturday, May 11
“Of course, we will have home ground advantage, but we will need to exercise caution because anything can happen in football,” he said on the FAM website.
Nevertheless, Mwase said he was happy that the Flames did not concede a goal, “but it was also disappointing not to score."
He added: “Eswatini were quick on the ball, especially in midfield where they had one industrious player calling the shots, but I should comment our defence for standing firm.
“Our goalkeeper also did a splendid job. We also had chances but unfortunately, we could not utilise them.”
Mwase went on to add that the Flames lack natural wingers.
“We have improvised for so long, we need to identify natural wingers that can cross the balls into the box,” he concluded.
The winner on aggregate between Malawi and Eswatini will take on Angola in the second round of qualification.