Malawi Men’s U-17 National team has a chance to pay back Angola in kind when the two sides meet again this coming Saturday for COSAFA U-17 bronze medal contest.
The junior Flames suffered a 7-1 humiliation at the hands of Angola, their heaviest defeat at the tournament so far, as the two sides battled for a spot in the final.
However, such a handsome win was not enough to take Angola to through to the final but adequate to finish third on the table leapfrogging Malawi to that spot.
Custódio claimed his hat-trick midway through the second period, adding a fourth from the penalty-spot as Angola comfortably controlled the proceedings.
Angola were reduced to 10 players when Tadeu Gabriel received a straight red card for an off-the-ball push after which Malawi pulled a goal back as Samson Zakeyu grabbed his second of the tournament.
However, Angola was not done yet as Armindo Canji added a fifth and Alexandre Cucao and Osvaldo Inga rounded out the scoring.
The result means the junior flames still has a chance of grabbing the bronze medal in case of a win against Angola in the third-place play-off.
The teams will meet again in the curtain-raiser to Sunday’s final at 10h00, while the clash between Zambia and South Africa is at 15h00.
Malawi 1 (Zakeyu 80’) Angola 7 (Domingos 30′, Hequele 40′, 42’, 67’pen, Canji 82’, Cucao 90’, Inga 90’)
Zambia 1 (Banda 84’) South Africa 0
10h00 (08h00 GMT) – Malawi vs Angola
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