Giantkillers Malawi: Angola is next

2010-01-13 11:27

MALAWI, who claimed the scalp of World Cup qualifiers Algeria on

Monday, are intent on dishing out the same treatment to Angola when they meet

the Africa Cup of Nations’ hosts tomorrow.

In only their second ever appearance in the competition Malawi go

into the game as the surprise leaders of Group A, ahead of Angola and Mali, with

Algeria footing the table.

Positive results in their warm-up matches proved no flash in the

pan judged by the way they whipped the Algerians 3-0, and coach Kinnah Phiri is

looking for more of the same.

“We are outsiders in this competition. We did prepare and we can

shock the world.”

Angola, who were favourites to go through to the quarter-finals

from this group with Mali, won’t make the mistake of underestimating Phiri’s

players.

Former goalkeeper Kanka Vemba said a change of attitude was

required among the Black Antelopes’ ahead of Thursday’s encounter.

“We must adopt the same attacking policy but with another mentality

of respecting our rivals.”

Another figure in Angola’s football community, Ndunguidi Daniel,

chipped in, declaring: “I know that with the result against Mali our players

have a lot of pressure on them. We have to concentrate in all departments and

maintain a highly competitive attitude for the entire 90 minutes.”

Angola were spurred on by 50?000 fanatical supporters at Luanda’s

all new 50?000-seater stadium on Sunday – at least until the fourth minute of

injury time when the noise meter plummeted.

 

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