Malawi lose in Chad but squeeze through to next round

Malawi Flames squeezed through to the second qualifying round of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations after losing 3-1 to Chad on Saturday.

Robin Ngalande scored the valuable goal deep in the second half to ensure the Flames qualification on an away-goals rule despite the loss in the return leg in Chad.

Malawi carried to Ndjamena a 2-0 goal lead at the 30 000-seater Idriss Mahamat Ouya stadium.

Flames through

Flames through

The Bidvest Wits striker scored just when Chad looked comfortable after going ahead in the 17th, 25th and 32nd minutes respectively through a Rodrigue Ninga double and one from Kasmir.

Malawi, who have never won in Chad, now play either Sao Tome or Benin who won the first leg 2-0.

The winner of this stage will complete group B comprising seeded Mali, Ethiopia and Algeria.

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