Malawi Under 20 National Football Team on Friday took Zambia away from the title race at the ongoing Cosafa Youth Championship following a barren draw by the champions host country, Zambia.
The young flames, who entered this round with a 3-2 victory over Swaziland, entered the match with a well-studied lesson and did not allow their opponents to play at their pleasure.
The result put the junior Flames on second position with four points just like the leaders Uganda.
They will play their final group match on Monday against Uganda and will make the semi-final grade if they will emerge victors. If they lose, they might also qualify as best losers depending on results from the other two groups.
“We are happy with the point obtained from this match and we are looking forward to our final group match against Uganda. We know that would probably be our toughest match in the competition but we are determined to make the semi-final grade,” said Malawi coach Gerald Phiri.