The Malawi Under-17 football team on Sunday beat Kenya 2-0 in the third-place play-off at the 2016 Cosafa under-17 Championship in Mauritius while Namibia clinched the title after a 3-1 penalty shoot-out victory over South Africa following a 1-1 draw in the final.
Malawi grabbed the bronze medal with a deserved 2-0 victory over an improved Kenya.
The Junior Flames had beaten the East African guest nation 5-0 in the pool stages but found them a much tougher nut to crack this time round.
They had to wait until the 58th minute to open the scoring when Peter Banda netted his fifth of the competition, making him the leading scorer for the Cosafa u17 Championships this year.
They doubled their lead with three minutes to go when Francisco Madinga netted to make the win safe.
Peter Banda of Malawi was the tournament’s top goal scorer with five goals, followed by Namibia’s Abram Tjahikika with four goals and Eldery Morgan of Namibia and Nicholas Mulilo of Zambia who each scored three goals
In the final, Namibia beat South Africa 3-1 in a penalty shoot.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :