Africa: Malawi V Zimbabwe – Battle of the South

It will be the battle of COSAFA when southern representatives Malawi and Zimbabwe try to salvage their fortunes at the TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations on Friday.

Both teams lost their Group B opening matches. Zimbabwe conceded a late penalty in their 1-0 defeat to Senegal, while Malawi lost to Guinea by the same result.

Match Card

Date: 14 January 2022

Time: 17:00 local time (16:00 GMT)

Stadium: Bafoussam Omnisport Stadium, Bafoussam.

Group: B

Match: Malawi vs Zimbabwe

Malawi – Flames eyeing success

In their third Africa Cup of Nations appearance, Malawi are still to surpass the group stage. And if they are to do so this time round, they will need a win over southern neighbors Zimbabwe.

With just one win in seven games, The Flames will do their best for maximum points that will set the pace towards a historic place in the knockout stages.

What they said

Meck Mwase (Assistant coach, Malawi)

“We had a very good but unlucky performance against Guinea. We took note of our mistakes and playing Zimbabwe will be totally different. We have some players back after missing the first game. Zimbabwe are a very good side tactically, but I have told my players we are in a must win situation.”