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Malawi Women’s National Football Team can put its Cosafa Women’s Championship qualifying campaign on track if they beat Madagascar today.

Having lost 6-3 to Zambia in a qualifier for Group A on Wednesday, Malawi Coach, Stuart Mbolembole, has promised to reshuffle his squad when meeting the islanders.

Mbolembole is painfully aware that any further slip up would all but end the She- Flames’ chances of qualifying for the semi-final.

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Only group winners will sail through to the last-four. Malawi also meets Zimbabwe on Sunday.

Zambia and Zimbabwe, who thrashed Madagascar 4-0 in another Group A clash on Wednesday, are the favourites.

Mbolembole might wish to pay more attention to the Chisomo Kazisonga-led defence that lacked discipline and organisation at Barbourfeilds in Bulawayo on Wednesday.

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“We will certainly make some changes to the squad,” Mbolembole said.

Having been out of action for many months, the She- Flames struggled to cope with the She-Chipolopolo.

But Malawi, with Sweden-based striker Tabitha Chawinga looking inspired after bagging a hat-trick on Wednesday, should find its feet against Madagascar.

Madagascar Coach, Johariniri Rakotomara, after Wednesday’s game, said she was encouraged by the displays of her charges.

“We managed to contain Zimbabwe in the first-half but we lost concentration. We were disjoined and gave away possession.

“The goals came from crosses and we didn’t defend well. We are hoping for an improved performance against Malawi,” Rakotomara is quoted as saying on www. herald.co.zw.

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