By: Thula Chisamba
Another man’s food is another man’s poison. Malawi’s defeat to Guinea on Teusday afternoon has helped Luiz Fernandez to consolidate his position and prevent a dreadful sack as Guinea’s manager following his side’s 2-1 victory at Kamuzu Stadium.
There is enough that suggests future of Fernandez was hanging in the balance because of his alleged underperformance. His triumph over the flames decided his fate as Guinea’s football manager.
“That is the reason he was restless throughout the match and I believe winning an away game against Malawi has secured his job in Guinea, unless otherwise,” Sam Dhukga.
Before the encounter, Guinea coach challenged Malawi media that Malawi national football team is an underdog and thus his side was unshaken.
The insult came to make sense to most Malawian soccer fanatics following the Flames’ loss. “The los has reduced Malawi’s chances of participating in 2017 African Cup of Nations,” Frank Phiri, Tigawane Radio sports pundit.
However, the team’s head coach, Earnest Mtawali still believes his team can work wonders.He told our reporter in a phone interview that he still sees light at the end of the tunnel in this competition.
“We have lost 2-1 to Guinea today but that doesn’t mean we are out of the competition, we can still make it,” he said.
However, the defeat has sparked mixed reactions among local soccer pundits with some suggesting that Mtawali should be fired and others blaming the whole football governing body.
Meanwhile, the team is expected to play the remaining games against Zimbabwe and Swaziland