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Flames fire blanks in goalless AFCON stalemate with Burkina-Faso

Lassina Traore challenged by Flames goal-stopper Ernest Kakhobwe

The Malawi Men’s Senior National team remains third in Group B of the 2021 AFCON qualifiers following a goalless draw against group leaders Burkina Faso.

Because of CAF imposed restrictions, the match was played at the Kamuzu stadium on Monday without spectators as Covid-19 preventive measure.

Meck Mwase deployed five natural defenders, three midfielders and two strikers, underlining his quest not to let the visitors penetrate his back-line.

The Flame’s rock solid defense kept Burkina Faso’s attacking trio of Aston Villa’s Bertrand Traore and compatriots Dayo Issoufu and Lassina Soudine at bay throughout the first half.

On the other hand, the host displayed a free flowing football from the back up to the front while Ernest Kakhobwe’s man of the match performance denied the visitors scoring opportunities.

The first half ended in a stalemate and the score line remained as such at the end of the 90 minutes.

The result means Burkina Faso still maintains group in group B.  The stallions are now on eight points with Uganda second on seven, following their 1- 0 defeat to South Sudan while Malawi are third on four points and South Sudan who picked their  first qualifiers win anchors the table.

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