DEWAH Fabrice TEH
Sports Writer, Kick442.Com-Cameroon
The President of Malawi has joined thousands of fans in the streets of Lilongwe in celebration the country’s qualification to the Africa Cup of Nation in over a decade.
President Lazarus Chakwera joint fans in running around streets in the capital in celebration of the Malawi’s booking of its first AFCON ticket since the 2010 edition in Angola and the 3rd ever in the country’s history.
The jubilation galore also saw the president of the Football Association of Malawi, FAM – Walter Nyamilandu releasing social media videos on which he takes exciting dance steps in celebration of the achievement. Actions described by football analysts as symbols of the huge value given to football in Malawi considered as the most popular sports in the nation
Malawi managed by former Flames defender Meke Mwase overpowered East African outfit, Uganda 1 nil at the Kamuzu Stadium on Monday March 29, 2021 in Blantyre in the final group B game of qualifiers to 2021 AFCON to take place in Cameroon next year.
A victory that placed the home side second in the pool with 10 points, two behind group winners, Burkina Faso and two above the Cranes of Uganda who before their last two final games, needed 3 points in a possible 6 to qualify for its 3rd consecutive AFCON football jamboree.
In six games, the Malawians picked 3 wins, two defeats and a draw to succeed in pooling out of a group that also consisted of South Sudan led by Cameroonian tactician Achu Bessong.
The Flames of Malawi finished bottom of group A of the 2010 AFCON when they last participated in the AFCON tournament. They picked a 3 nil win in their opening game over Algeria and gathered three defeats in the group made up of host Angola, Algeria and Mali.
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