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Flames must win today against Burkina Faso

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Flames in action against Burkina Faso
Flames in action against Burkina Faso

Malawi prepares to Face Burkina Faso in African Cup qualifiers return leg this afternoon at Kamuzu Stadium. The two sides met four days a go in Ouagadougou where Malawi lost 3:1.

A result which widened the gap between the Flames and the top two Burkina Faso and Uganda to 4 points. Flames remains third with 3 points.

National team Coach Meck Mwase, says his side must collect 3 points today in order to catch up with the top 2 teams.

“Like I said at the beginning of this campaign it’s a must for us to collect both points at home. We have struggled away and we must compensate with home wins.

“The Thursday result has put us at an advantage with the two top teams and this means that we need all the three points from the remaining games for us to qualify for AFCON.

So we must start on Monday and finish it up in March next year against the South Sudan and Uganda” said Mwase.

Flames will miss the services of the dominant right back Stanley Sanudi who was suspended after picking a second yellow card.

He joins injured Gabadinho Mhango and defender Limbikani Mzava who tested positive to Corona virus.

“Stanley is the only player who probably played almost each and every match since I took over as head coach and his value to the team is undisputed.

We will miss him a lot but we have players who will cover up his place ” said Mwase.

Mwase hinted on starting more attacking players. On another group B Match Uganda will play bottom placed South Sudan in Kenya.

Two top teams from the group will qualify for the 2022 AFCON finals to be held in Cameroon.


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