Malawi’s Flames will play Mozambique’s Black Mamba in the quarter finals of the 15th edition of the Council of Southern African Football Associations (COSAFA) Cup in May this year.
Flames have been paired against their neighbours during a draw that took place on Thursday evening in South Africa.
The Flames were seeded from the preliminary round of the tournament due to Fifa ranking position.
The team is ranked fifth in Cosafa and is on position 93 in the Worl and 26 in Africa in the latest rankings.
The tournament will be held in South Africa’s North West province, where Zambia lifted the title in 2013, and will get underway from 17 May 2015.
The 12 nations of the 14 under COSAFA will be in South Africa, with Angola and Comoros choosing not to
take part of this year’s competition, their places will be taken by Ghana and Tanzania as guest nations.
The eight lowest ranked sides, according to the February FIFA Rankings, will compete in the first round and were drawn into two pools each containing four sides.
The top teams in each group will advance to the knockout stage, where the six higher ranked sides will join the
tournament from the quarterfinals onwards, Malawi join tournament at this stage and will face a familiar face, Mozambique.
The Quarter-final draw:
Ghana v Group B Winners, South Africa v Botswana, Zambia v Group A
Winners, Mozambique v Malawi.
Preliminary Round draw:
Group A: Namibia, Lesotho, Zimbabwe, Tanzania.
Group B: Seychelles, Madagascar, Mauritius, Swaziland.