We were awful, Flames players


Humiliated Flames players have admitted that their performance against Guinea was awful, no wonder they lost 1-2 to Syli Nationale at Kamuzu Stadium on Tuesday.

The result from the second leg of Group L Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifier, left the Flames anchoring Group L with two points from four games while Guinea lie second below leaders Zimbabwe.

Third-placed Swaziland and Guinea have five points each.


South Africa-based Platinum midfielder, Robbert Ng’ambi, said it was disappointing to lose at home when they had salvaged a point in Guinea.

“To be honest, we were not in the game. We managed to get a goal which was crucial, but we never utilised that goal. We let in silly goals. In brief, as a team, we did not tick. Whenever, we are playing at home, we need to work extra hard,” he said.

Former Flames captain, Joseph Kamwendo, who was suspended after accumulating two yellow cards, shared similar statements.


“It is very frustrating to lose the game like this. The team did not play well. In Guinea, our performance was quite impressive but we failed to capitalise on home-ground advantage,” he said.

Ng’ambi and Kamwendo stated that it would take a miracle for the Flames to reach the 2017 Afcon finals.

“Firstly, we need to concentrate on the two remaining games and see if we can get six points from those games. Depending on the other results, we can end up somewhere,” Kamwendo said.

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