History Of Malawi

Category: Lost history

Three CECAFA tournaments that the Flames were geared to win in the 1980s, but didn’t.

Despite being crowned the Council for East and Central Africa Football Associations (CECAFA) cup champions for the 1978, 1979 and 1988 editions, there were three CECAFA tournaments that the Malawi National Soccer Team (Flames) were geared to lift again but couldn’t make it. The first one was the CECAFA tournament held in December 1984 in…

The Flames encounters mayhem in Madagascar in August 1983 and qualifies to the AFCON for the first time.

After clobbering Zimbabwe in Lilongwe (2-0) and in Harare (2-0) on 12 September 1982 and 3 October 1982 respectively in the preliminary round and upon the withdrawal from the 1st round by Zaire, the Malawi National Soccer Team (Flames) was left with two (home and away) fixtures to fulfill for the 2nd round against Madagascar…