Uganda heads home as Malawi secures AFCON ticket on 1-0

The Uganda Cranes found themselves on the edge following a goalless draw with Group table leaders Burkina Faso in Kampala last week. The Uganda Cranes found themselves on the edge following a goalless draw with Group table leaders Burkina Faso in Kampala last week.

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Uganda Cranes (white) were chasing the game most of the 90 minutes in Blantyre. ⚽ AFCON 2021 QUALIFIERS

⚽ AFCON 2021 QUALIFIERS
Malawi 🇲🇼 1 Uganda 🇺🇬 0
Burkina Faso 🇧🇫 1 South Sudan 🇸🇸 0

✳ PAST AFCON MEETS
▪ July 1, 2000 – Uganda 3 Malawi 1 AFCON qualifier
▪ July 15, 2000 – Malawi 1 Uganda 2 AFCON qualifier
▪ November 17, 2019 – Uganda 2 Malawi 0 AFCON qualifier

Starting XI
▪ Denis ONYANGO [GK+ C] ▪ Nicholas WADADA
▪ Murushid JJUKO
▪ Ronald MUKIIBI
▪ Joseph OCHAYA
▪ Moses WAISWA
▪ Mike AZIRA
▪ Ibrahim ORIT
▪ Faruku MIYA
▪ Mustafa KIZZA
▪ Emmanuel OKWI

Malawi’s Flames beat Uganda Cranes 1-0 at the Kamuzu stadium in Blantyre today to secure a place at the 2021 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) finals.

South African based striker Richard Mbulu was the hero again, with the single goal that secured all points. He also scored the sole goal and winner away to South Sudan last week to put Malawi back in contention in Group B of the qualifiers.

Uganda has played Malawi 24 times, mainly in the CECAFA tournament (12), and friendlies (9) and only three times in AFCON qualifiers, all of which they won.

The Uganda Cranes found themselves on the edge following a goalless draw with Group table leaders Burkina Faso in Kampala last week.

Uganda, ranked 12th in Africa and 83rd by FIFA,  failed to secure a much needed win at St. Mary’s Stadium, Kitende.

AFCON 2021 GROUP B STANDINGS

PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsQualification
1 Burkina Faso633062+412Qualify for final tournament
2 Malawi631245-110
3 Uganda622232+18
4 South Sudan610526−43

There was a bit of tension in the build-up on tuesday, with the Malawians producing a COVID-19 positive result for midfield work-horse Tadde Lwanga.

FUFA immediately countered that with other results showing he was negative, and initial reports indicate CAF have allowed Lwanga to play and he will start on the bench.

The goalless draw last week secured a Nations Cup final place for Burkina Faso, now ranked 10th in Africa and 71st by FIFA.

Malawi are ranked 36th in Africa, and 129th by FIFA, but are on a high, after securing a rare away win, in their 1-0 victory in South Sudan.

📌 HISTORY OF
🇲🇼 Malawi vs Uganda 🇺🇬
⚽ May 25, 1971 Uganda 3 Malawi 3 FRIENDLY
⚽ November 7, 1975 Malawi 2 Ugnada 1 CECAFA
⚽ November 12, 1976 Uganda 2 Malawi 1 CECAFA
⚽ December 6, 1977 Uganda 1 Malawi 0 CECAFA
⚽ November 13, 1982 Uganda 2 Malawi 1 CECAFA
⚽ November 25, 1983 Uganda 1 Malawi 0 CECAFA
⚽ December 12, 1984 Uganda 0 Malawi 2 CECAFA
⚽ October 4, 1985 Malawi 1 Uganda 1 CECAFA
⚽ October 12, 1985 Malawi 3 Uganda 1 CECAFA
⚽ July 16, 1986 Malawi 2 Uganda 1 FRIENDLY
⚽ July 8, 1986 Malawi 0 Uganda 0 FRIENDLY
⚽ July 10, 1986 Malawi 0 Uganda 0 FRIENDLY
⚽ December 16, 1989 Uganda3 Malawi 3 CECAFA
⚽ July 6, 1999 Malawi 0 Uganda 2 FRIENDLY
⚽ July 1, 2000 Uganda 3 Malawi 1 AFCON qualifier
⚽ July 15, 2000 Malawi 1 Uganda 2 AFCON qualifier
⚽ December 6, 2006 Uganda 0 Malawi 0 CECAFA
⚽ March 21, 2009 Uganda 2 Malawi 1 Friednly
⚽ December 2, 2010 Malawi 1 Uganda 1 CECAFA
⚽ July 15, 2014 Uganda 0 Malawi 0 FRIENDLY
⚽ July 6, 2015 Malawi 1 Uganda 0 FRIENDLY
⚽ November 30, 2015 Uganda 2 Malawi 0 CECAFA
⚽ March 27, 2018 Uganda 0 Malawi 0 FRIENDLY
⚽ November 17, 2019 Uganda 2 Malawi 0 AFCON qualifier

⚽ March 29, 2021 Malawi 1 Uganda 0 AFCON qualifier

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