Malawi have made history by qualifying for the knockout stage of the Africa Cup of Nations for the first time where they will face one of the tournament favourites Morocco.
The Flames are guaranteed one of the best third-placed finishes irrespective of the final results of Group E and F – with Cape Verde and The Gambia now also securing their progression to the next phase.
It’s also a momentous occasion for the Scorpions under former Free State Stars head coach Tom Saintfiet – who have managed to do the unthinkable in their debut at the tournament.
Flames and Orlando Pirates star Gabadinho Mhango, who scored two goals in the group stage to fire his nation to the historic achievement won’t be the only Buccaneer in the last-16.
His teammate Olisa Ndah made an impressive cameo AFCON debut for Nigeria in their 2-0 win over Guinea-Bissau on Wednesday will also continue in the business end of the competition.
All Teams Confirmed For Last-16
- Burkina Faso
- Cape Verde
- Ivory Coast
- The Gambia