Flames out for historic match against Senegal

The Malawi national football team will be in action this evening against Senegal to wrap up Group B fixtures, a match in which the side seeks to reach the round of 16 for the first time.

Flames in action against Guinea at the Afcon.

The Flames eye a win to ensure progress to the next round, although a draw would depend on how other groups shape for best third placed teams including the other group fixture.

Meanwhile, Head of Technical panel Mario Marinica has tested negative for Covid19 and will man the dugout for the first time at the tournament.

Thus far, captain Limbikani Mzava is out of the side after he was injured in the 2-1 win over Zimbabwe last time out.

On the other side, Guinea will be in action against Zimbabwe.

The Warriors have no point while Guinea have four just like Senegal with the Flames having three points ahead of the match ups.

Malawi has, in its football history, only been to the AFCON finals in 1984 and 2010 and on both occasions, failed to progress to the next round from the group stages.

During the  2010 AFCON finals, Malawi beat Algeria 3-0 in an opening match before losing 2-0 to the hosts Angola and 3-1 to Mali.

On their debut at the 1984 AFCON finals held in Cote d’Ivoire, Malawi drew 2-2 with Nigeria then lost 3-0 to Algeria and 1-0 to Ghana.

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