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Meck salutes “hardworking” Flames players for improving FIFA rankings

The Flames rise by eight places on the latest FIFA/Coca cola World Ranking released on Wednesday is due to the players and technical panel’s hard work, Coach Meck Mwase says.

The Flames rise by eight places on the latest FIFA/Coca cola World Ranking released on Wednesday is due to the players and technical panel’s hard work, Coach Meck Mwase says.

On Wednesday, the Malawi National Football team jump from position 123 to position to 115 a development Mwase attributed to the Flames recent victories over Uganda and South Sudan which earned the team a ticket to Cameroon 2021 Afcon finals next year.

He said: “These are the kind of news football loving Malawians have been longing for and certainly it is a huge motivation to everyone in Flames camps.

“Allow me to the players for working very hard because these are the fruits of their hard labour during the last two AFCON qualifiers.

It is therefore, our duty as technical panel to encourage the players to continue working hard so that we move to higher positions in the next rankings.”

The Flames are the fourth biggest movers after Guinea-Bissau (108, +11), Namibia (111, +10) and Armenia (90, +9) in the rankings.

Before the latest rank, Flames had remained on the position 123 for 16 months since November 28th 2019. They are now ranked 29th in Africa and sixth in the COSAFA Region with 1162.39 points.

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