Malawi Under-17 national soccer team on Sunday were beaten 3-0 by Zambia in the ongoing 2016 Cosafa u17 Championships in Mauritius.
The Young Chipolopolo were dominant from the off against Malawi as they led 2-0 inside 14 minutes after goals from Damiano Kola and Benjamin Phiri.
They might have added to that tally as they spurned a number of opportunities, before Nicholas Mulilo grabbed his third goal of the tournament with 16 minutes remaining.
East Africa guest nation Kenya kept their semi-final hopes alive with a 2-1 victory over Madagascar, who have been eliminated.
Kenya will now face Malawi in a showdown for second place on Tuesday, with the Young Flames needing a draw to advance.