Ivory Coast welcome wounded Malawi

Ivory Coast welcome wounded Malawi
Frank Kessie of Ivory Coast challenged by Gabadinho Mhango of Malawi during the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifier match between Malawi and Ivory coast at Orlando Stadium, Johannesburg, on 08 October 2021 ©Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix

by Staff Reporter

Sunday Oct 10, 2021. 11:00

Ivory Coast will square off with Malawi in the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification Group D match on Monday.

Kick-off is at 18h00 CAT.

This encounter is scheduled to be played at Stade de l’Amitié in Benin’s largest city and seat of the country’s government, Cotonou.

The Elephants are in a buoyant mood having secured a 3-0 win over Malawi away in a Group D match that was played on Friday.

Ivory Coast remain at the top of the group standings – a point above second-placed Cameroon as the two African giants battle for the top spot.

Jeremie Boga, who netted his first-ever goal for the Elephants against Malawi, will be confident of scoring again when he faces the Flames.

Meanwhile, Malawi are placed third on the group standings – four points behind leaders, Ivory Coast heading into their second meeting in the group.

Frank Mhango, who won the 2019/20 South African Premier Soccer League Golden Boot award, is the dangerman for the Flames.

The last time Ivory Coast hosted Malawi in a competitive match was on 29 March 2009.

The Elephants proved too strong for the Flames as they claimed a 5-0 win in the 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifier in Abidjan.

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