Flames Coach Young Chimodzi says that he is still optimistic about their chances in the Cosafa Cup when they will be playing Mozambique’s Mamba at 19:30 this evening in the quarterfinal at Royal Bafokeng Stadium.
Flames will be aiming to make amends following their 2-1 defeat South Africa in a training match on Friday.
Malawi-Sports speaking in an interview with Chimodzi said he was happy that his charges had responded well to training after the 2-1 loss and was optimistic that Malawi would carry the day.
“All is well here and I am impressed with the way the boys have responded in the past two days and I am sure with the fighting spirit in the camp, we will overcome Mozambique,” Chimodzi said.
McDonald Harawa is most likely to start in goals with Limbikani Mzava marshalling the defence alongside John Lanjesi, Lucky Malata and Yamikani Fodya.
Caps United star Gerald Phiri, who scored the lone goal in the Friday training match against South Africa , is likely to be given a role partnering John Banda, Chimango Kayira and Frank Banda in midfield.
Upfront the coach has a number of choices. He might use Mighty Wanderers striker Muhammad Sulumba and Robin Ngalande.