Junior Flames through to the semi-finals

The Malawi Under 17 national team have sailed through to the semi-final berth of the African Union Sports Commission (AUSC) Region 5 Youth Games following their 1-1 draw against Swaziland.

Junior Flames celebrate their goal against Swaziland

Junior Flames celebrate their goal against Swaziland

The point moved them to seven points in their three games, a mark only Zimbabwe and Angola can match, but as Malawi defeated the Angolans 1-0 in the earlier pool games, they cannot be overhauled.

Wandile Dlamini put Swaziland ahead just before halftime, but after they had Melusi Nyaweni sent off for a second bookable offence, Malawi took advantage of their numerical  extra man and equalised through Yusuf Luwanda seven minutes from time.

This is the first time since 2008 that the tam has made it past he group stages having been eliminated in the group stages in 2010 and 2012.

The team won Gold in 2008 under John Kaputa, the team made up of only 12 players, following the disqualification of the other nine members of the team, defied all odds to cruise to the final where they beat Angola 4-3 in South Africa.

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18 thoughts on “Junior Flames through to the semi-finals”

  1. Olirah says:

    Congratulations to you our Junior Flames.

  2. austin mwiska says:

    Your the future National team keep it up.

  3. Mulhako says:

    Congratulations-bravo flames……

  4. Ezekiel Mphaninga says:

    Congrats mafana, bring gold 2 Malawi plz

  5. padoko says:

    Congratulations country-men!!! You have planted a smile on our sick and staggering nation.

  6. Kika Kanawe says:

    Junior Flames rocks

  7. hazim says:

    Haha ma players aku Nyasaland.morning kudimba n madzulo Ku training.kuuma timatupi ngati mwazola super glue..

  8. Mbalambala says:

    Ulimi watchipisi shaa!!!

  9. Mbalambala says:

    Big up junior flames!!!!

  10. Manjawala says:

    Without numerical advantage they wouldn’t go through. Hooo….kaya.

    1. Understand the language. Apart from the less number for the other team The junior flames put up a gallant fight. You can have less numbers but if you don’t fight enough no better results could be realised

  11. Munthu wa Mulungu says:

    Mwatipatsa chiyembekezo. Keep the momentum.

  12. nyapapi says:

    Jr flames

  13. Zachisoni Phiri says:

    Congratultions junior frames.Koma A Malawi tikusewera ndi mabvuto muve ku nigeria, ebola maiko enawa. Muli phwii kuswa nsabwe muvekere mavuto

  14. Chokazinga says:

    Flames Jr still wearing PUMA

  15. Kalembeni kathawe says:

    Apa Mwina Tingaiwale Za Cashgate

  16. Mkalapwaga says:

    Mwina nkuyiwalako mavuto amene amanga nthenje pano pa Nyasaland.

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