2 – 0 and out! Malawi Flames extinguished by Uganda Cranes in Cecafa
Malawi national football team, the Flames have been booted out of the Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup after going down to Uganda 2-0 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on Monday.
Flames won two games and lost two games.
This is the fourth time in a row that the Flames have failed to go past the quarterfinal stage of this competition.
The match in Addis Ababa was the first quarterfinal tie of the $25,000 (K15 million) tournament.
Winners, Uganda, are ranked 68th in the world while the Flames are ranked 29 places below— 97th.
Cranes’ Serbian coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic has, in the two years in charge, led the revolution of Uganda who are still in contention for 2018 World Cup qualification after knocking out Togo 4-0 on aggregate to make it to the group qualifiers.
The Cranes and Flames have now met 27 times with the former having an edge with now 14 wins and five draws. The Flames (pictured in action in a previous match) have only beaten Uganda eight times.
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