Tag: africa cup of nations

  • Senegal team hit by coronavirus days ahead of Africa Cup of Nations

    Senegal team hit by coronavirus days ahead of Africa Cup of Nations

    Senegal’s national football team was forced to delay its flight to Cameroon for the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON), which gets under way on Sunday, as their preparations for the tournament suffered a further blow after three more players and six members of the backroom staff tested positive for coronavirus. The Senegalese football federation named…

  • Referee collapses on the pitch during Africa Cup of Nations qualifier between Ivory Coast and Ethiopia

    Referee collapses on the pitch during Africa Cup of Nations qualifier between Ivory Coast and Ethiopia

    The Africa Cup of Nations qualifier between Ivory Coast and Ethiopia witnessed a scary scene after the center referee collapsed on the pitch. The incident occurred after 80 minutes of play with Ivory Coast leading 3-1 during their Afcon clash on Tuesday, March 30. In the clip posted on Twitter, Ghanaian referee Charles Bulu is…

  • Malawi national team 2014/15 Umbro home and away Kits

    Malawi national team 2014/15 Umbro home and away Kits

    Still in the hunt for their first Africa Cup of Nations appearance since 2010, Malawi recently became Umbro’s latest national team signing. The Flames unveiled their 2014/15 home and away kits during the partnership announcement. The Malawi men’s national team went on to debut their red home kit during a pair of AFCON 2015 qualifiers…

  • Benin beats Malawi as Lesotho clip Kenya

    Benin beats Malawi as Lesotho clip Kenya

    Kenya’s hopes of a first CAF Africa Cup of Nations appearance in 11 years suffered a setback Sunday when they lost a qualifier 1-0 in Lesotho. Bushy Moletsane, a 30-year-old central midfielder, scored the lone goal on the hour mark at the Setsoto Stadium in Maseru. Lesotho upset Liberia in the previous elimination round for…

  • Flames face tough Benin trip

    Flames face tough Benin trip

    Malawi will face a tough challenge in their quest to qualify for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations when they play away to Benin in a second round, first leg tie on Sunday. The match at the Stade de l’Amitie in Coutonou is set for a 17:00 CAT kick-off. Benin cruised into this stage of…

  • South Africa’s Celtic refuses to release Gaba, Limbikani Mzava for Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Benin

    South Africa’s Celtic refuses to release Gaba, Limbikani Mzava for Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Benin

    Bloemfontein Celtic has reportedly refused to release Malawi’s Frank ‘Gabadinho’ Mhango and Limbikani Mzava to this Sunday’s 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in Benin. This has forced the Football Association of Malawi (FAM) general secretary Suzgo Nyirenda to seek the intervention of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) which has since asked Celtic to…

  • Malawi through to next round of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers

    Malawi through to next round of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers

    Malawi “The Flames” squeezed through to the second qualifying round of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations after losing 3-1 to Chad on Saturday. Robin Ngalande scored the valuable goal deep in the second half to ensure the Flames qualification on an away-goals rule despite the loss in the return leg in Chad. Malawi carried…

  • Malawi to withdraw from 2015 Nations Cup due to lack of funds

    Malawi to withdraw from 2015 Nations Cup due to lack of funds

    Malawi have been forced to withdraw from qualifying for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations in Morocco because of a lack of funds. The decision was taken after the government said there was enough money for the team to play in either the Nations Cup or the 2015 Africa Youth Championship. “We have no choice…

  • Nigeria’s Super Eagles will win AFCON 2013, says TB Joshua

    Nigeria’s Super Eagles will win AFCON 2013, says TB Joshua

    The General Overseer of The Synagogue Church Of All Nations, Prophet Temitope Balogun Joshua, says Nigeria’s Super Eagles would defeat Burkina Faso in Sunday’s final of the Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa. T.B. Joshua, who warned Eagles’ coach, Stephen Keshi to avoid conceding a late minute goal in their AFCON Group C opener…

  • Ghana bites the dust: Burkina Faso in the finals

    Ghana bites the dust: Burkina Faso in the finals

    Burkina Faso reached their first Africa Cup of Nations final by beating Ghana on penalties in a dramatic and controversial semi-final in Nelspruit. The Burkinabe were denied spot-kicks in normal time and in extra-time, when they also had a goal ruled out, and saw Jonathan Pitroipa harshly sent off. Mubarak Wakaso put Ghana ahead in…

  • Zambia to host 2019 AFCON

    Zambia to host 2019 AFCON

    Zambia’s Minister Chishimba Kambwili has said Zambia is planning to bid for the hosting of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) tournament. Kambwili said he believed that time was now ripe for Zambia to host Africa’s most prestigious football showpiece having participated 16 times in the AFCON competitions since independence in 1964. He said…

  • Flames resume training ahead of CECAFA tourney

    Flames resume training ahead of CECAFA tourney

    Malawi national football team , the Flames are in camp in Blantyre training ahead of the 2012 CECAFA tournament which kicks off on the 24th November in Uganda. Malawi has for the past three years including this year been invited to the tournament, which is competed for by East African nations,. Coach Kinnah Phiri in…

  • Malawi crashes out of Africa Cup of Nations 2013 qualifying

    Malawi crashes out of Africa Cup of Nations 2013 qualifying

    Malawi was beaten 1-0 by Ghana in a crucial qualifying match on played at home on Saturday in the capital Lilongwe. With the aggregate score 3-0 favouring Ghana, Malawi crashes out of the qualifying and will not go to South Africa next year. Malawi needed three goals to give themselves a chance to qualify and…

  • Gyan captains Black Stars for Malawi game

    Gyan captains Black Stars for Malawi game

    Ghana striker Asamoah Gyan has been named as the captain for the Black Stars for Saturday’s clash against Malawi. Returnee defender John Paintsil, who is the most experienced player in the squad, asked Gyan to continue to lead the team during the match. Paintsil was not part of last month’s team that beat Malawi 2-0…

  • Preview: Ghana Vs Malawi

    Preview: Ghana Vs Malawi

    It’s the final moments in the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers, yet Ghana, with one foot in the South Africa finals are not taking anything for granted. Four-time champions, the Black Stars are closing on a fifth successive appearance in the finals since 2006 courtesy a 2-0 first leg win against Malawi in the…

  • Malawi under pressure to open up in AFCON qualifier says Ghana striker Waris

    Malawi under pressure to open up in AFCON qualifier says Ghana striker Waris

    In-form Ghana hitman Abdul Majeed Waris says Malawi will be under pressure to open when they clash next week’s decisive Nations Cup qualifier against Malawi in Lilongwe. Waris is in top form for club side Hacken in Sweden, his championship topping goals have also pushed his relatively unfancied club into the title race with just…

  • Malawi to start preparation for Ghana clash

    Malawi to start preparation for Ghana clash

    Malawi will start camping next week ahead of their clash with Ghana for a slot at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations. The Flames will take on the Black Stars in the second-leg of the final qualifier in Lilongwe next month. Coach Kinnah Phiri will start an early camp to ensure that they overturn the…

  • Malawi keeps hope of 2013 AFCON alive

    Malawi keeps hope of 2013 AFCON alive

    On Saturday 8 September 2012, Malawi lost 2-0 to Ghana in a first leg, second round 2-13 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier played at the Ohene Jan Stadium. Full of hope Beaten in the first leg, Malawi will now hope to overturn the two goal deficit when the two teams meet in October in…