Men’s Senior – The Flames

 

 

 

Flames line up before their last game against Swaziland on 4th September 2016

The Malawi national football team, nicknamed The Flames, is the national team of Malawi and is controlled by the Football Association of Malawi. Before 1966 they were known as the Nyasaland national football team. They have never qualified for the World Cup finals, and have twice reached the finals of the Africa Cup of Nation in 1984 and  mostly recently in 2010. Their best performance was winning the bronze medal at the 1987 All-Africa Games.

 

Fast Facts:

Nickname(s): The Flames
Association: Football Association of Malawi
Sub-confederation: COSAFA (Southern Africa)
Confederation: CAF (Africa)
Head coach: Vacant
Captain: Limbikani Mzava
Home stadium: Kamuzu Stadium
FIFA ranking: 127
Highest FIFA ranking: 53 (December 1992)
Lowest FIFA ranking: 138 (December 2007, March 2008)
Elo ranking: 116
Highest Elo ranking:  47 (June 1988)
Lowest Elo ranking 145 (December 1999)
First international: Nyasaland Nyasaland 0–12 Gold Coast (Malawi; 15 October 1962)
Biggest wins: Malawi-  Malawi 8–1 Botswana(Malawi; 13 July 1968) Malawi 8–1 Djibouti (Blantyre, Malawi; 31 May 2008)
Biggest defeat: Nyasaland 0–12 Gold Coast (Malawi; 15 October 1962)
Confederation: CAF (Africa)

 

UPCOMING FIXTURES: None

RECENT RESULTS

DATE OPPONENT VENUE WDL SCORE TOURNAMENT
4/9/2016 Swaziland Blantyre W 1-0 2017 Afcon Qualifier
16/06/2016 Lesotho Windhoek L 1-0 2016 Cosafa Cup
14/06/2016 Mauritius Windhoek W 1-0 2016 Cosafa Cup
12/6/2016 Angola Windhoek W 3-0 2016 Cosafa Cup
8/6/2016 Namibia Windhoek D 0-0 International Friendly
5/6/2016 Zimbabwe Harare L 0-3 2017 Afcon Qualifier
29/03/2016 Guinea Blantyre L 1-2 2017 Afcon Qualifier
26/03/2016 Guinea Conacry D 0-0 2017 Afcon Qualifier
22/03/2016 Sierra Leone Free Town D 1-1 International Friendly
30/11/2015 Uganda Addis Ababa L 2-0 2015 Cecafa Cup
27/11/2-15 South Sudan Bahir Dar L 2-0 2015 Cecafa Cup
25/11/2015 Djibout Bahir Dar W 3-0 2015 Cecafa Cup
23/11/2015 Sudan Bahir Dar W 1-2 2015 Cecafa Cup
11/10/2015 Tanzania Blantyre W 1-0 2018 World Cup qualifier
7/10/2015 Tanzania Dal ar Saalam L 0-2 2018 World Cup qualifier
6/9/2015 Swaziland Mbabane D 2-2 2017 Afcon Qualifier
6/6/2015 Uganda Blantyre W 1-0 International Friendly
13/06/2015 Zimbabwe Blantyre L 1-2 2017 Afcon Qualifier
8/6/2015 Egypt Cairo L 1-2 International Friendly
29/05/2015 Zambia Rusternburg W 0-1 Cosafa Plate final
27/05/2015 South Africa Rusternburg W 0-0 (5-4 on pen) Cosafa Plate semi final
25/05.2015 Mozambique Rusternburg L 1-1(5-6 on pen) Cosafa quarterfinals
22/05/2015 South Africa Rusternburg L 2-1 Friendly match
10/5/2015 Zambia Lusaka L 2-1 International Friendly
23/05/2015 Tanzania Mwanza D 1-1 International Friendly

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Achievements:

COSAFA Cup : 2 Times Runners-up (2002, 2003)

COSAFA CUP: Plate winners  (2015)

CECAFA Cup : 3 Times Champion (1978, 1979, 1988)

All Africa Games : 1 Third Place (1987)

 

World Cup Record

1930 to 1974: Did not enter

1978 to 1990: Did not qualify

1994: Withdrew from qualification

1998 to 2018: Did not qualify

 

Africa Cup of Nations Record

1957 to 1974 – Did not enter

1976 to 1982 – Did not qualify

1984 – Round 1

1986 to 2008 – Did not qualify

2010 – Round 1

2012 to 2015 – Did not qualify

 

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