She Flames bow to Banyana Banyana

Football association Malawi Flames logo
Football association Malawi Flames logo

South Africa came from behind to defeat Malawi national women’s football team 3-1 at the cosafa women’s senior championship.

She Flames had a bright start when the they took the lead in the 4th minute through an Asimenye Simwaka goal.

The host came back to life as they mounted pressure on Malawi but a solid defence lead by Towers Vinkhumbo cleared every danger. 10 minutes to half time Banyana Banyana equalised through Lebohang Ester Ramalepe to level matters at the break.

In the second half Malawi introduced Zainabu Kapanda and Shira Dimba for Linda Kasenda and Wezzie Mvula respectively but that made no difference as the host controlled the game.


In the 68th minute South Africa took the lead through a Bambanani Nolufefe strike before Amanda Mthandi sealed the victory with a fine finish in the 84th minute.

After the match She Flames coach Abel Mkandawire said
” It’s painful we have lost but we have drawn positives from the match. We will talk to the girls to put the result off their minds as we face our next opponent “.

The group stage matches will come to an end on Monday when Malawi will face Comoros. South Africa straight from this years FIFA women’s world cup will face Madagascar.


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