LILONGWE (MaraviPost)–Flames mentor, Young Chimodzi is very confident that his charges will deliver in Ethiopia for a slot at the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations now to take place in Equatorial Guinea after the pull out of morocco from hosting the continent’s biggest soccer fiesta due to growing Ebola fears.
Chimodzi looked so relaxed and upbeat about the flames chances of progressing in the tournament. He was a player when Malawi first qualified in 1984 and he was an assistant coach when Malawi last appeared at the Afcon finals in 2010.
Speaking on departure, Sunday afternoon, Chimodzi said he would make one change to his line up that defeated Mali at the Kamuzu stadium. Maintaining the 4-1-3-2 formation, he will start Gastin Simukonda for GABA Mhango. This means the impressive MacDonald Harawa will still man the posts. The rear guard will be marshaled by John Lanjesi, Francis Mlimbika, Limbikani Mzava and Harry Nyirenda.
The industrious chimango Kaira will keep the engine room as a holding midfielder, playing just in front of the Defence. And the experienced trio of Robert Ng’ambi, Fischer Kondowe and captain Joseph Kamwendo will keep the supply lines running to feed the striking duo of in-form assassin Esau Kanyenda and the promising deadly finisher Simukonda.
Meanwhile this is the whole squad that has travelled to Ethiopia: Harawa, Chipuwa, Lanjesi, Mlimbika, Mzava, Nyirenda, Maunde, Kaira, Masiye, Chimodzi Jr, Kondowe, Kamwendo, Ng’ambi, Ngalande, Kanyenda, Simukonda, Mhango and Banda Frank.
NOTE: Ethiopia has never won any game at home in this campaign.