Malawi move to 94 on Fifa ranking

Malawi national soccer team the Flames has moved 15 places up the ladder—from 109 to 94—to find their way back into the double-digit bracket in the latest Fifa Coca Cola ranking released on Thursday November 27th November, 2014.flames loss

The impressive showing in the last two matches of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers has made the Flames the second best movers in Africa after Zambia.

This month Malawi registered a 2-0 win over Mali’s Eagles who were ranked 52 places above them before holding Ethiopia to a barren draw away in Addis Ababa four days later.

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12 thoughts on “Malawi move to 94 on Fifa ranking”

  1. Bristol says:

    Congrats maflames.

  2. Msowoya says:

    I hope this time we will not go back to 3 digits .

  3. pyepye says:

    Well done ma Flames timakunyadirani. Moto…ooooooooooooooooooooo!

  4. Kaya says:

    Comment #1 you have some of good Idea as well if afam can hear that. Thank u boy.

  5. SALIMA BOYS says:

    Zofunika congrts,koma idzamenyaso liti game Flames,palibe team imene imakwera itangokhalatu.

  6. Amuna ngunda ngunda- aku malowa . says:

    Komatu ndiye zonvesa chisoni kusangalala zomwezi bolatu BB ndinambala wani ku malawi konsekuno, pamene malawiyo ndichikhotopwa kumalawi konse kikikiki.

  7. Vinco M says:


  8. Israel2013 says:

    This doesn’t mean anything to the Flames. Next month they will head straight back to where they belong; three digits, because of their idleness.

  9. wakukaya says:

    Good move.

  10. yes says:

    it means noving in this ranking is very easy!

  11. Gift Kayipa. says:

    Good news to all soccer lovers.

  12. Bibo says:

    Word of Advice: The best way for the Flames to avoid meeting tough and top teams in future qualifiers especially the world cup and AFCON is to improve its FIFA rankings to atleast a range of between 40 and 70 in the world and between 8 and 15 in Africa.

    Playing teams like Lesotho or Mozambique can’t help matters because both are minnows,but top teams that are above Malawi in rankings will always fast track the rankings.The secret is to organize friendly games during both FIFA and non-FIFA calendar dates and play as many as the Flames can.By the time the qualifiers are about to start,Malawi will have registered good wins or draws to greatly improve its ranking and then this will be a prerequisite for its seeding in qualifying groups.Inactivity for the Flames hampers its chances of ranking improvement.By being active,the Flames would make up for players’ quality deficiency with confidence after playing several high profile teams.

    Zambia always qualifies for AFCON because it arranges friendly games way before qialifiers and puts itself in a good ranking position to avoid tough teams in the qualitying rounds.The result is the Zambians end up being paired with more minnows than the likes of Ivory Coast or Cameroon or Algeria because they are one of the seeded teams similarly to the mentioned top teams.

    Having said so,FAM officials should stop whining about money issues for the Flames but instead man up and strategize on marketing and finding several sponsors for the team.The football association has also to engage in income generating activities like dinner dances,local tournaments,raffle draws,arranging concerts,and any other activity that would seek proceeds for the team’s active engagements.FAM should avoid subjecting the team falling into slumber but strive to make it stronger and stronger for there is some potential in it.

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