Malawi to kickoff 2019 Africa Cup of Nations campaign at home

Malawi National Team the “Flames” will start their 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) campaign at home by hosting the winner between Comoros and Mauritius in June.

Flames to start its Afcon campaign at home

The next fixture will be played in March 2018, where the Flames will travel to Morocco for their second group game.

In September, the Flames will play back to back matches with Cameroon away and at home before travelling to either Comoros or Mauritius in October.

The Flames will finish the qualifiers with a home fixture against Morocco in November.

Below is the full fixture:

13 June 2017:                 Cameroon vs Morocco

13 June 2017:                 Malawi vs Winners 2

27 March 2018:              Morocco vs. Malawi

27 March 2018:              Winners 2 vs. Cameroon

3 September 2018:          Cameroon vs. Malawi

3 September 2018:          Morocco vs. Winners 2

11 September 2018:         Malawi vs. Cameroon

11 September 2018:         Winners 2 vs. Morocco

16 October 2018:            Morocco vs. Cameroon

16 October 2018:            Winners 2 vs. Malawi

13 November 2018:        Malawi vs. Morocco

13 November 2018:        Cameroon vs. Winners 2

The group winner qualifies for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, while the runner-up also qualifies if they are among the three best runners-up.

Even though Cameroon are the hosts of the final tournament and have already qualified automatically, all matches of the host team will count leading us to the three following possible scenarios:

If  Cameroon is the winner of the group, the runner-up will automatically qualify to the final tournament. No other team will be eligible to qualify from this group.

In the event that Cameroon is the runner-up, only the winner of the group will qualify to the final tournament.

And if Cameroon is either in 3rd or 4th place, the winner of the group qualifies to the final tournament and the runner-up will be eligible to qualify as one of the best runners-up.

 

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