Malawi National Football team’s dream of progressing in this year’s COSAFA tournament which is underway in South Africa by been cut short following a 1 all draw with Namibia Tuesday afternoon.
Flames needed to win the match if it was to book its place in the semi-final stages.
Following a 2-0 defeat to Mozambique on Sunday, Flames head coach Meck Mwase made five changes to the team which lost on Sunday.
Silver Strikers forward Maxwell Phodo and defender Nixson Mwase made their debuts after being handed starting berths.
Midfielders Tawonga Chimodzi and Ndaziona Chatsalira, who came in as second-half substitutes against Mozambique on Sunday also found their way in the starting 11.
Mwase also rested first-choice goalkeeper Ernest Kakhobwe for William Thole.
Namibia were first to score at 53 minutes through Elmo Kambindu, and Flames equalized through Mecium Mhone at 73 minutes.
In another match, Senegal claimed a 2-1 win over Zimbabwe.
Namibia now top Group B with seven points from three games, followed by Senegal with six points from three games. Mozambique are third with four points from three games with Malawi lying fourth with two points from three games.
Zimbabwe are at the bottom with two points from four games.
This renders tommorow’s match against Senegal ceremonial for the Flames while the West Africans just need a draw to make it to the last four.