Malawi beat Uganda to make Cup of Nations finals


Malawi beat Uganda 1-0 in their final Group B qualifying match for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations – putting themselves through and sending the Cranes out.

Uganda only needed a draw from the game in Blantyre, but came away defeated thanks to Richard Mbulu’s 15th minute goal.

Instead it is Malawi who are celebrating making it to the finals in Cameroon in 2022 – only the third time they have ever qualified for the competition.

Uganda’s defeat caps a miserable run for east African countries in qualifying, with Kenya and Tanzania also missing out.

Burkina Faso finished with 12 points in the group after Aston Villa’s Bertrand Traore struck in the 49th minute to seal a 1-0 win over South Sudan in Ouagadougou.

Malawi were second on 10 points and Uganda third with eight. South Sudan lost five of their six qualifiers to finish bottom.