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Junior Flames seeded

Malawi Under-20 National Football Team is among five seeded sides for the Council for Southern Africa Football Associations (Cosafa) Youth Championship scheduled from December 7 to 16 in South Africa.

Going into Wednesday’s draw, the Junior Flames will be seeded alongside other highest-ranked Namibia, Lesotho, Comoros, Botswana and Zambia in Pot One.

Pot Two has Rwanda, Malawi, Swaziland, Mauritius and Seychelles, according to

The first four teams drawn from Pot One will take up the second positions in Groups A-D, while the first four teams from Pot Two will take up the third positions in the pools.

That will leave two teams remaining in the pots and these will be randomly drawn into Groups A and C, the two pools that have four teams.

The teams will play each other in a round-robin format with the top side from each pool advancing to the semi-finals.

The top two teams in Groups B and D, after the second round of matches, will play a third match as a crossover game between those two pools, to ensure that most competing sides gets to play three times.

The top team in Group B will play the second team in Group D and vice-versa.

The matches will be played at Mogwase Stadium and Moruleng Stadium, with the latter being used exclusively from the semi-finals onwards.

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