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Gabadinho scorches dreaming Chad

by Kalumiana Kalumiana

Sun June 01, 19:06

The Flames Malawi's kept alive their quest for their first Africa Cup appearance since 2010 after advancing to the 2015 Africa Cup second round knockout stage qualifiers on away goals rule against hosts Chad.

The Flames lost 3-1 away to Chad in Ndjamena on Saturday but still advanced on away goal rule following a 3-3 aggregate scoreline.

Red-hot striker Gabadinho Mhango’s second half goal saved Malawi from a suffering an embarrassing first round exit after Chad had taken a 3-0 lead into the break.

Ezekiel N’douassel put Chad ahead in the 15th minute while Ninga Kasimi extended Chad's lead two minutes later.

N’douassel completed his brace in the 31st as The Flames looked like they were about to get doused in Ndjamena.

However, the Bloemfontein Celtic striker struck on the hour mark to score his fourth goal of the qualifiers and send Malawi through.

Malawi will Benin in July after the latter beat Sao Tome 2-0 on Sunday to advance 4-0 on aggregate.

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