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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Olirah
5 years ago

Congratulations to you our Junior Flames.

austin mwiska
austin mwiska
5 years ago

Your the future National team keep it up.

Mulhako
5 years ago

Congratulations-bravo flames……

Ezekiel Mphaninga
Ezekiel Mphaninga
5 years ago

Congrats mafana, bring gold 2 Malawi plz

padoko
padoko
5 years ago

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

Kika Kanawe
Kika Kanawe
5 years ago

Junior Flames rocks

hazim
hazim
5 years ago

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

Chikasandungu
5 years ago

wow

Mbalambala
Mbalambala
5 years ago

Ulimi watchipisi shaa!!!

Mbalambala
Mbalambala
5 years ago

Big up junior flames!!!!

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