Blantyre: Shouts of joy and admiration have filled the streets of Blantyre following the national team, the Flames’, win at Kamuzu stadium this afternoon.
With the 2-0 win against Mali the flames have strengthened their chances in their Group B African Cup of Nations qualifying campaign.
The goals, both scored veterans in the second half, followed an impressive first half that was dominated by the Malawi football team.
In the 64th minute, Robert ‘Baggio’ Ng’ambi shook the Mali net with a header that took the keeper unawares. Later on Esau Kanyenda, in the 85th minute, also headered home an awesome goal from a pass by CIVO United player, John Lanjez.
Malawians across the country have expressed their satisfaction with Flames win as the team has faced a series of unsuccessful international feats.
The Flames face Ethiopia on Wednesday in the last leg of their Afcon campaign. This is a game that the Flames must win if they expect to take part in the tournament. Ethiopia face Algeria today. Algeria has already qualified to the tourney.
The Confederation of African Football (CAF) said on Friday the 2015 AFCON games will be played in Equatorial Guinea after Morocco was stripped of the event having asked for it to be postponed over fears of the spread of the Ebola virus.