Malawi Flames
The Malawi National Football Team

The Malawi national football team, the Flames, will next month, play against Angola, Tanzania and Mauritius in the Cosafa Castle Cup in group A.

This follows a draw that took place on Tuesday, in South Africa, who will the soccer tournament.

According to a report sources by The Maravi Post, the group winner will progress to the quarterfinals of the competition.

The tournament will start on June 25 and end on July 9, 2017.

The Flames were booted out of the tournament last year, after just managing to win one game before losing to Lesotho.

Thirteen out of the 14 COSAFA nations will take part in this year’s tournament; Comoros Island has withdrawn and is being replaced by guest nation, Tanzania.

Some soccer analysts believe that the competition will be used as a platform for identifying players for the 2019 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) by the Flames coach Ronny Van Geneugden.

Flames is expected to play against Comoros Island in the 2019 AFCON open qualifying game in June.

Meanwhile, the Belgium tactician announced plans to have the team assembled earlier next week, in readiness for the two crucial tournaments.

Recently Malawi was booted out of Championship of African Nations (CHAN), after losing 2-nil on goal aggregate to Madagascar.


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