Chimango Chirwa, Malawi’s Ambassador to Ethiopia, has hailed the Flames for making a 2-1 winning start to the on-going 2015 Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup here in Ethiopia.
Chirwa drove from his Addis Ababa base for a distance such as that of Blantyre to Mzuzu to witness the Flames cling on to a 2-1 lead after goalkeeper Simplex Nthala saved Sudan’s last gasp penalty at Bahir Dar Stadium, northwest of Ethiopia.
“We are very excited. We came all the way from Addis Ababa which is some 500 to 600 kilometres to support the team. This is the result we wanted, and we owe it to the goalkeeper for saving the penalty,” he explained.
“Sudan is a team we feared the most in our group. We expect wins over South Sudan and Djibouti (today and Friday respectively). The prospect of qualifying for the quarter-finals is very high from this group.”
Chirwa was accompanied by staff from his office. The Malawians, dressed in all red, danced and sung right on the pitch after the final whistle. Some sung Malawi national anthem and others Mukamva hi, ho, Malawi yawina.
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