By Edwin Mbewe
LILONGWE-(MaraviPost)-The waiting is over and it is now confirmed that Malawi National Football Team the Flames have gone through into the last sixteen of the Continental showpiece currently taking place in Cameroon.
Flames was in a waiting game as they were looking forward for the results in other groups of the competition to get assured about their historical round of 16 break through.
Nigeria and Egypt defeated Guinea Bissau and Sudan with,two goals to nil and one goal to nil respectively to aid Malawi to finish as a best loser in group B and earn a place in the knock out stages.
Whatever happens in other final games on Thursday involving Sierra Leone against Equatorial Guinea, Algeria and Ivory Coast, Tunisia versus Gambia and Mauritania,Mali will not have any impact on Flames’ qualification.
Malawi has finished with four points in group B following their two goals to one victory over the Warriors of Zimbabwe, a draw against the Teranga Lions of Senegal and a one nil loss in the hands of Guinea.They are expected to meet Morocco in the knock out stage on Tuesday, 25th January, 2022.
Meck Mwase led team has made a special history of qualifying in the last 16 for the first ever during the three African Cup of Nations tournaments Malawi has participated so far since 1984 and Angola 2010 when they ended up being booted out in the group stages.
Earlier Survey by Sports analysts gave Flames 0.28% chances of winning this year’s Continental showpiece.