Malawi will not be going through to the next qualifying round of the
2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN) after losing for the second
time in two weeks against Madagascar in the first
After losing 1 -0 in its first leg match in Madagascar on Saturday
April 22, the Malawi national football team suffered another painful
1-0 defeat Saturday April 29 on home turf .
The second leg match played at
Bingu national stadium on the outskirts of the Malawi capital saw the
home team succumb 0- 1 against
the Madagascar side.
This means Madagascar, with a 2-0 aggregate margin , advances to
the next phase of the qualifiers for
the 2018 African Nations Championship where they will play Mozambique.
For the Malawi side, the match
on Saturday was an opportunity to
put up a good show in front of the home crowd that had turned up for
the encounter but the Flames conceeded the goal in the second half of
In an interview with 247 Malawi the
coach of the Malawi national team Ronny Van Geneugden said they had
started off on the offensive knowing the opposing side had quite good
However , the gamble failed to pay
off, effectively creating more space
for the youthful Madagascar side to operate and maintain possession of
the football which led to a goal in the last 45 minutes of play.