The Flames have been drawn in Group B of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers and will face with Uganda, Burkina Faso and a winner between Seychelles and South Sudan, with the first round of matches scheduled for November this year.
While this will be the first qualification meeting between Malawi and Seychelles/South Sudan, Burkina Faso and Uganda have been Malawi’s opponents in previous qualifiers.
Of the four teams in the group, the Stallions are the highest ranked team, 59, seconded by the Cranes of Uganda who are on 80th position.
There are 12 groups consisting of four teams each and the top two sides from each group will qualify for the tournament that will be held in Cameroon.
Full Afcon 2021 draw:
Group A: Mali, Guinea, Namibia, Liberia/ Chad
Group B: Burkina Faso, Uganda, Malawi, South Sudan/Seychelles
Group C: Ghana, South Africa, Sudan, Mauritius/Sao Tome
Group D: DR Congo, Gabon, Angola, Djibouti v Gambia
Group E: Morocco, Mauritania, CAR, Burundi
Group F: Cameroon, Cape Verde, Mozambique, Rwanda
Group G: Egypt, Kenya, Togo, Comoros
Group H: Algeria, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana
Group I: Senegal, Congo, Guinea Bissau, Eswatini
Group J: Tunisia, Libya, Tanzania, Equatorial Guinea
Group K: Ivory Coast, Niger, Madagascar, Ethiopia
Group L: Nigeria, Benin, Sierra Leone, Lesotho