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Malawi count on second-leg home advantage to beat Ghana for 2013 Nations Cup spot

Malawi will be counting on second-leg home advantage to defeat Ghana to qualify for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa.

Malawi will host the second leg in Blantyre

Malawi will be counting on second-leg home advantage to defeat Ghana to qualify for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa.

Understandably, with the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations final qualifying round draw pitting the Flames against the Black Stars, there is no love lost between the two opponents.

Malawi legend Jack Chamangwana has tipped the scales in favour of the Flames to pull a shocker against the Black Stars.

The Black Stars will host the first leg before travelling to Blantyre for the return encounter to decide who will qualify for the competition.

Football Association of Malawi (FAM) technical director Chamangwana saying playing the second leg away from home gives them the advantage of qualifying.

“When you reach this stage you obviously meet the best and when you beat the best, you know you are the best,” the man who, also doubles as Football Association of Malawi (FAM) technical director said.

Chamangwana, who served as Chiefs captain and coach in the last 1980s, said his was not sheer patriotism but has a clear insight of Ghana having been part of the Flames panel in 0-0 draw with the Black Stars in Swaziland in 2010.

“We have a good chance of qualifying for the Nations Cup even more considering that we will start playing away. It is an advantage; we just need to defend well away then finish the job at home.”

He added: “I am in now way underrating them. I have watched them play at the Nations Cup and World Cup, their biggest advantage is that the bulk of their players turn out for top European teams and they have been together for sometime.”

If there is any relationship between Ghana and Malawi football, then it is ironic.

If the Black Stars talk of their biggest win, then it was 12-0 whitewash of the Flames who in turn have that 1962 result as their worst.

Chamangwana believes for the Flames to do well, sound preparations would be a must.

READERS COMMENTS

  1. SOLAR says:

    LETS WAITE ON THAT DAY TO COME IT’S NOT ABOUT PLENTY TALK.

  2. SOLAR says:

    IT IS NOT ABOUT MUSLIMS WANTING TINS IN THIER WAY, IT’S ALL ABOUT REALITY N JUSTICE.

  3. Lawrence says:

    Agro ne fam (the field will decide).

  4. Hamas says:

    @solar; better be careful with the way u insult muslims! Your mothers rotten vagina. Stupid bastard!

  5. Ohene says:

    Malawi, Malawi, Malawi. What makes them think they can beat Ghana in their backyard.
    We will first welcome like Lesotho then play a world cup standard game at their backyard.
    I believe Berekum Chelsea can beat Malawi national team.

  6. edmund says:

    We better prepare well and stop fooling ourselves. There’s no smaller team in modern football. Who thought Ghana cud loose two times to zambia within five months.

  7. edmund says:

    Ghana must go all out to win both matches.

  8. Hamas says:

    @edmud; especially under coach Apiah I doubt our chances! People have eyes but they can’t see for now.

  9. Patkao says:

    If the Black Stars talk of their biggest win against Malawi, then it was 12-0 whitewash of the Flames who in turn have that 1962 result as their worst. Followed by 11-0 and 7-1 losses to Zambia in 1988.

  10. MAN. U, T.P.MAZEMBE, NKANA AND ZAMBIA says:

    malawi is more an extension of the eastern province of zambia. you are marely facing zambia ‘B’. just be careful, bacause their are no small teams. we are also taking our uganda game seriusly. ghana and zambia need to be at the afcon so that we provide that much needed excitement and settle old scores. no ghana no zambia = boring africa cup.