10 June 2012

Nigeria/Malawi: It's So Frustrating Not to Have Scored More - Kinnah Phiri

Malawi coach Kinnah Phiri was left a dejected man after seeing his charges spurn so many chances on Saturday against Nigeria to settled for a 1-1 draw in a 2014 Fifa World Cup qualifier played at the Kamuzu Stadium in Malawi.

The "Flames" coach told Cafonline.com after the match, that his side should not have waited for substitute John Banda to rescue the game from the jaws of defeat in added time and cancel out Nigeria defender Gabriel Reuben's 89th minute header from a free-kick.

"It is so frustrating that after creating so many chances we simply could not score more than one goal. We created some many chances but as has been the case this year, we cannot just put away the chances.

It was a good game which we controlled from start to finish at home and I thought we could score at least three goals but I cannot believe this," Phiri said.

The draw in Blantyre has Malawi, who also drew 0-0 in Kenya last week, sitting in third place on two points in Group F currently led by the Super Eagles on four points. Namibia who beat Kenya 1-0 in Windhoek are in second place on three points.

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