AFCON 2021 Reaction: Malawians Proud of Team's Effort After Draw Against Senegal

AFCON 2021 Reaction: Malawians Proud of Team's Effort After Draw Against Senegal

Keba Mothoagae
January 18, 2022 at 7:04 PM
  • Senegal and Malawi played out a 0-0 draw at the Kouekong Stadium, confirming the Lions of Teranaga's qualification to the knockout stages
  • Malawi will have to wait on other results from tonight until Thursday, as they are finely placed as one of the third-placed teams with a chance to go through
  • Despite this fact, Flames fans were proud of their team's effort, crossing their fingers in hope that it would qualify to the knockouts for the very first time

Senegal and Malawi played out a tame 0-0 draw in a Group B match at the 2021 African Cup of Nations in Cameroon.

Coming into the match, Senegal needed either a draw or a win to qualify for the last 16 of the competition in the encounter hosted by the Kouekong Stadium in Bafoussam. Malawi was in a less comfortable position, requiring a win to qualify outright, though a draw would put them in the lot of the best teams to finish in third place.

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Malawi (red) gave a very good account of itself against Africa's number ranked team Senegal (white). Image source: Pius Utomi Ekpei/Getty Images
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The latter was the result that the Flames got, something which was a matter of proud for supporters.

@IamQupohiJr said:

"Afcon Hard Ooo, Senegal With Sadio Mane And All The Big Names Still Can't Discipline Malawi. In fact, Football Has Evolved."

@Kosi_foottalk said:

"#TeamMalawi what a game Flames definitely the Presidents words and promise motivated you to the fullest. Full-time: Malawi 0-0 Senegal #AFCON2021"

@Nkareng said:

"Malawi getting four points from a group including Senegal and Guinea is big. Proof that Bafana have truly disgraced us. Well done The Flames!"

@LugaliaAndega said:

"Malawi robbed but kudos to them for giving Senegal a proper game. Hope they qualify for knockouts. Am here to watch teams that play like Malawi. #AFCON2021"

Zimbabwe beat Guinea 2–1 in Group B, Warriors end their campaign in style

Zimbabwe went into their Group B clash with Guinea knowing that they would finish bottom of the group no matter what the outcome, but no one seemed to have told them that as they beat their more fancied opponents, 2-1.

As reported in Sports Brief, Zimbabwe made nine changes to the team that lost to Malawi as coach Norman Mapeza decided to give everyone a chance to compete in the tournament.

Despite the numerous changes, the Warriors played like a team fighting for their place in the competition and took a 2-0 lead going into half-time.

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