Under 20 Malawi National soccer team has progressed into another round of Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers following their 1-1 away draw against Swaziland on Sunday at Somhlolo stadium in Lolamba.
The Junior Flames’ qualification comes after the two sides also drew 0-0 during their first leg match played at Bingu National stadium a fortnight ago.
The yesterday’s result means the junior flames have sailed through to another round following an away goal rule.
The junior Flames found the back of the net through Chinsinsi Mawonga at 14 minutes, into the first half, before Leone Manyisa netted for Swaziland to level the scores at 32 minutes.
The first half of the match ended in a 1-1 state.
The final 45 minutes was played without goals from both sides.
Before the game was kicked off, Coach Meke Mwase and his squad promised the Malawi nation that his boys were prepared to fight tooth and nail to produce better results, to honor of the departed soul of their colleague Abel Mwakilama.
Mwakilama, who was among the squad which played during the first leg match at Bingu National stadium, died on Friday in Portugal after suffering from cerebral malaria.
He was also called to be part of the squad which played on Sunday but his Portuguese side, Esmoriz, refused to release him as his services were also needed by the club.
The next game for the Junior Flames will be played against Uganda.
The first leg is slated for May 12th or 13th at home while the return fixture will be played on May 19th or 20th in Uganda.