Malawi renewed its hopes of qualifying for the round of 16 of the African Nations Cup, currently being held in Cameroon, by defeating Zimbabwe 2-1 on Friday in the second round of Group B competition.
Zimbabwe advanced with a goal scored by Ismail Wadi in the 38th minute, and Malawi tied through Gabadinho Mahangu in the 43rd minute, then the same player added the second goal for Malawi in the 58th minute.
Malawi scored its first three points in the current edition of the tournament, after losing in the first round to Guinea with a clean goal, and Zimbabwe remained without credit at the bottom of the standings, losing against Senegal in the first round with a clean goal as well.
Senegal and Guinea tied 0-0 earlier in the day, sharing the top spot in Group B with four points.
In the last round, Malawi will meet with its Senegalese counterpart, while Zimbabwe will play with Guinea.