Heavy Namboole pitch didn’t help game flow – Roony van Geneudged


Malawi coach Roony van Geneudged (RVG) was frustrated by the heavy Namboole pitch that he says didn’t help the game flow in their goalless draw with Uganda on Tuesday.

The Flames of Malawi evenly matched Louis Sebestien Desabre’s charges in a game of few chances although they created slightly more than the home side.

“Uganda is a good side with good physical aspects and also some technical players,” said Geneudged in a post-match press conference. “I watched them in the win against Sao Tome and I think today (Tuesday), they played better than on Saturday,” he added.

Our target was to stifle the Cranes by playing two creative midfielders to counter their two defensive midfielders. It worked in patches but the pitch was a little heavy and failed us often.

Malawi will face Morocco in the 2019 Afcon qualifiers in September and RVG admits that a draw would be welcome in that game.

“I thank FUFA for organising this game especially that our next game is away in Morocco. If we get a draw like we did here, I will be happy.


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