World Cup qualifiers: Malawi Flames 1 Botswana Zebras 0, other African results

Written by  MBC Online

Malawi Flames on Tuesday beat Botswana's Zebras in the World Cup qualifying match to join a quartet to advance into the group phase where 40 countries will be divided into 10 groups.

Flames saviour Gerald Phiri scored the winner. Flames saviour Gerald Phiri scored the winner.

The 10 group winners will advance to the two-legged knock-out round to produce Africa's best five World Cup finalists who wwill compete at the 2022 finals in Quatar.


A draw will be made to decide the group the Flames will play in.


A total of 10 World Cup group qualifying matches were played on Tuesday across the continent. The games were the second leg of the first round of qualifiers.


Before these round of fixtures, four teams had booked their slots in the group phase over the weekend; They were: Liberia, Ethiopia, Equatorial Guinea and Tanzania.


The quartet became the first nations through from the opening knockout round, which pits the 28 bottom-ranked countries on the continent in two-legged knockout ties.


The group stage matches will kick off in March 2020.


All results from Tuesday’s fixtures: The results over two legs is in bracket:

Eswatini vs Djibouti 0 – 0 (1 – 2 aggregate)

Malawi vs Botswana 1 – 0 (1 – 0 aggregate)

Zimbabwe vs Somalia 3 – 1 (3 – 2 aggregate)

Mozambique vs Mauritius 2 – 0 (3 – 0 aggregate)

Angola vs The Gambia 2 – 1 (3 – 1 aggregate)

Rwanda vs Seychelles 7 – 0 (10 – 0 aggregate)

Sudan vs Chad 0 – 0 (3 – 1 aggregate)--African News.

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