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Malawi climbs 3rd in World Cup Qualifying group

Malawi National Football team, the Flames, have secured an impressive 3-1 win against Sao Tome & Principe at the Bingu National Stadium in Lilongwe, moving them to third place in Group H of the 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.

The Flames now have 6 points, trailing leaders Tunisia (9 points) and Namibia (7 points).

Chawanangwa Kaaonga scored in the 6th minute, followed by Lanjesi Nkhoma in the 14th.

Sao Tome’s Denilson Cassandra da Silva scored a consolation goal in the 67th minute but Chifundo Mphasi sealed the win for Malawi with a goal in the 78th minute.

Next, the Flames will face Equatorial Guinea on Tuesday, June 10, 2024, in Malabo.

Liberia is fourth in the group with 4 points, followed by Equatorial Guinea without a point, just like Sao Tome which is at the very bottom.

By Praise Majawa and Romeo Umali

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