Malawi drawn against giants  in World Cup qualifiers: To face Cameroon, Ivory Coast and Mozambique

Malawi national football team, the Flames,  has been drawn into a seemingly very tough Group D of the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers as they will face Cameroon, Ivory Coast and Mozambique.

 The Flames faces tough test in World Cup qualifiers

The group stages draw for Africa took place Tuesday  evening in Cairo, Egypt.


Football Association of Malawi (FAM) president Walter Nyamilandu said they will be “up for the task”, saying though its a tough draw, he is confident that itis doable.

The FAM boss said Malawi will “flex our muscles and give our best shot.”

Nonetheless, Nyamilandu said it is exciting draw because it will be good entertainment  for Malawians to watch the giants.

Flames first match will be against Cameroon in October.

Meanwhile,  Flames Coach Meck Mwase admitted it is a tough draw and it will need intensive preparations.

“It’s a challenge because we need to have a good preparation when meeting them” said Mwase.

However, Mwase said the matches will give Flames players a good platform to learn new things.

“Anything can happen in the game of football but at the same time it’s a chance for us to learn from them and the boys will have a feel of it,” Mwase added.

Cameroon has previously made eight appearance at the world cup finals reaching the final once in 1990 while Ivory Coast has made it three times thus 2006, 2010 and 2014.

Malawi reached the group stages after beating the Zebra’s of Botswana 1-0 on goal aggregate.

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4 years ago

The coach should strategize on forcing draws in Younde and Adidjan and register wins against the two big teams at home,it is possible. Cameroon is not as fearsome as it used to be, and Ivory Coast is not deadly like the days of Drogba. Fighting spirit is the key. If you win against such teams your ranking shoots up exponentially.

4 years ago

This only means we will not compete in FIFA 2022 qualifier but rather participate.
Our dogs cannot compete with indomitable lions.

4 years ago

No excuses like ” it will be a good platform to learn”. We want you to win full stop. If you are looking for learning platforms then torture us with your experiments in the stadium

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