Flames coach Ernest Mtawali says his charges destiny at the Cosafa Cup is in their own hands as they prepare to face Lesotho in a group B decider tomorrow.
Malawi and Lesotho are tied at six points from two games each but the latter have a superior goal difference, meaning Flames need a win at all cost tomorrow to book a place in the quarterfinals.
Mtawali’s side beat Mauritius 1-0 on Tuesday with man of the match Miracle Gabeya scoring the lone goal of the match.
“We played very well today. We kept possession and did not lose balls unnecessarily like in previous matches.
“Yes we struggled to score but we won and stayed at par with the group winners. Now it is up to us to win on Thursday.The players have showed they are ready to die for country as they played today and if they can take the same spirit into Thursday’s match there is no doubt we will carry the day,” he said.
Mtawali also praised Gabeya and Gerald Phiri Junior who delivered the killer corner kick that set up Gabeya for their contribution to the Flames win
“Gabeya’s performance was solid and he deservedly won that man of the match. What a match he had on his birthday. And for Phiri he wasted some good set pieces in the first half but made amends with nice deliveries in the second half,” he said.