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In the match of the outsiders of group B, Malawi made a good operation on Friday, winning with style against Zimbabwe (2-1). The Flames thus take third place in the group, only 1 point behind Senegal and Guinea, who had neutralized each other a little earlier.


Cameroon will host the 2022 African Cup of Nations.
Cameroon will host the 2022 African Cup of Nations. © FMM Graphic Studio

Thanks to a double from Mhango, Malawi carried out a very good operation in this CAN-2022, winning against Zimbabwe (2-1) in Bafoussam, Friday January 14. He also benefits from the draw (0-0) between the heavyweights of group B, Senegal and Guinea.

From the outset, Malawi showed good intentions, managing to muzzle the opposing defense. The Flames even get a first chance on a free kick from Mhango, cleared by Mhari as he can (9e).

Then little by little, Zimbabwe gets in working order and establishes its domination, creating beautiful offensives. The Warriors also benefit from the injured exit of Mzava, the Malawian captain.

A domination that finally materializes with a goal from Wadi, who places a magnificent lobed header from Wadi, from the entrance to the surface (39e).

But the joy is short-lived for Zimbabwe, as a few minutes later, Mhango deceives Mhari with a low shot, allowing Malawi to come back to the score just before the break (43e).

lesson in realism

After the break, the Warriors return with better intentions, but against the run of play, Mhango, again him, gives the advantage to Malawi after a solitary raid in the box (58e). A real lesson in realism from the Flames: two shots on target, two goals!

It’s a blow for Zimbabwe, which is stepping back and seems to be losing its football. On a much slower pace the last half hour does not offer great changes. Malawi fiercely defend their lead, and Zimbabwe remain helpless…

With these 3 points, Malawi is full of confidence before facing Senegal next Tuesday in the last pool match. The Flames can also hope to grab a qualifying place of best third. On the other hand, it will be much more complicated for Zimbabwe, forced to perform against Guinea.

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