Malawi draw in Ethiopia, fail to grab a place in Afcon finals

Malawi national football team, the Flames failed to go through to the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations finals in Equatorial Guinea after settling for a goal less draw away to Ethiopia on Wednesday in their final qualifier.

Flames hopes dashed

Flames hopes dashed

Mali booked their ticket in Group B after beating 2-0 Algeria which had already won the group.

Head coach for Malawi, Young Chimodzi, said it was “disappointing” to miss out on qualification.

“We fought hard but it was not meant to be. It’s disappointing,” said Chimodzi.

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Chimodzi made one change in the squad that beat Mali 2-0 last Saturday replacing out of form Frank Gabadinho Mhango with Gastin Simukonda but had to rest Simimkonda  for Frank Banda.

Squad: McDonald Harawa, Harry Nyirenda, Francis Mulimbika, John Lanjesi, Limbikani Mzava, Joseph Kamwendo, Chimango Kayira, Fischer Kondowe, Robert Ng’ambi, Gastin Simukonda (Frank Banda), Esau Kanyenda .

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