She-Flames struggle to beat Kenya

Malawi Women’s National soccer team had a tough time on Wednesday to impress the supporters in a jam-packed Kamuzu stadium when they beat their Kenyan counterpart by 3-2 in the first leg match of the second round of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic women football qualifiers.

Goals from She-Fames came from Sabina Nguluwe and the China based star, Tabitha Chawinga, who netted twice.

Cynthia Chilwaso and Mwanalima Adam were on target for the visiting side.

Speaking after the match, She Flames head coach, Abel Mkandawire, expressed confidence that his girls will sail through as the two sides meet again in the second leg match.

Mkandawire said: “Kenya is an experienced side but although we have won with a narrow margin but our team has a record of doing well in away matches and we will carry the day.”

He further said Malawi’s approach for the second leg match will focus on attacking rather than defending.

On the other hand, coach for Kenya, David Ouma, blamed the referee for the loss, however he expressed hope that his team will turn the tables at their backyard.

“I have to congratulate my girls for putting in a good fight but the referee has somehow let us down by awarding Malawi a questionable penalty,” said Ouma.

The second leg match between the two sides will take place on Sunday, in Kenya, and the winner will play Gabon or Ghana in another round.

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