Malawi U-17 wins in opening match against Botswana: Cosafa Cup

Malawi Under 17 National Team on Saturday kick started their 2017 Cosafa Cup Youth Championship on a high note after defeatin Botswana 2-0 at the Stade St. Francis Xavier in Mauritius.

Malawi and Botswana under 17 sides in action at Cosafa Youth Championship

Cloud 9:Malawi Under 17 celebrates

Malawi and Botswana under 17 sides in action at Cosafa Youth Championship

Chinsinsi Maonga scored the opening goal in the first half before Willard Tathedwa increased the lead 59 minutes into the second half.

The Junior Flames win was spiced up with a Man of The Match accolade which went to Auspicious Kadzongola.

The Junior Flames are in Group A alongside Zimbabwe, Botswana and the host Mauritius.

They will play their next game against Zimbabwe on Monday before facing the hosts Mauritius in the fnal match of the group stages.

On Day one of the competition on Friday, Zambia thrashed Madagascar 7-1 while South Africa beat Mozambique 3-1.

The Junior Flames won a Bronze Medal at last years competition after finishing third.

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