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MALAWI – Flames back after long hiatus

Report by CAF

After 12 years of absence from the continent’s flagship competition, Malawi Flames are back to the TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations hoping for a historic appearance.

Nickname: Flames

Participation No. 3

Records: Group stage (1984, 2010)



Malawi 1-0 South Sudan

Uganda 2-0 Malawi

Burkina Faso 3-1 Malawi

Malawi 0-0 Burkina Faso

South Sudan 0-1 Malawi

Malawi 1-0 Uganda

Mario Marinică Malawi coach

Coach: Mario Marinica

Country: Romania

Date of Birth: 13.12.1964

“Our objective is to go to the 2nd round. Malawi is a young team who will come to learn. We are confident that we will do our best and why not aim for further. We hope our players will give the best for themselves and then for the country “.


Malawi Peter Banda and Charles Petro

Players to watch:

Gabadinho Mhango (29) Forward, Orlando Pirates (South Africa)

Peter Banda (21) Forward, Simba FC (Tanzania)

Charles Petro (20) Midfielder, Sheriff Tiraspol (Moldova)

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