FT – Mauritius 0 Malawi 1

Welcome to our live blow-by-blow coverage of the 2016 COSAFA Castle Cup Group B clash between Mauritius and Malawi at the Independence Stadium on Tuesday.

Malawi waltzed to a 3-0 victory in their opening game against Angola, while Mauritius lost 3-0 against Lesotho.

Starting line-ups:

Mauritius XI: Kevin Obrian Jean-Louis, Louis Marco Dorza, Damien Pascal Balisson, Jean Emmanuel Permal, Francis Rosoloforinina, Jonathan Piere Bru, Jean Anderson Adel, Peter Donovan Collin Bell, Jean Pierre Andy Sophie, Guiyano Louise Chifonne, Lava Jesson Rungassamy.

Subs: Christopher David Alain, Kevin Dean Chan-Yu-Tin, Lurther Murphy Rose, Kyliard Yrnard, Aboobakar Augustin, Louis Brendan Citorah and Emmanuel Rudy Vincent.

Malawi XI: Charles Swini, Stanley Sanudi, Franci Mlibika, Chikuepo Pulli Msowaya, Rafick Namwera, Harry Nyirenda, Joseph Kamwendo, Gabadinho Helling Mhango, Miracle Gabeya, Isaac Kaliati, Gerald Jnr Phiri.

Subs: Ernest Kakhombwe, Wonderful Jermain, Muhammad Salumba, Yamikani Livison Fody, Peter Wadabwa, Pilirani Zonda, John Banda and Dalitso Sails.



FULLTIME: Malawi have the win that eliminates Mauritius and leaves the Flames level with Lesotho at the top of Group B!

Sub_LiveScore 90+1′ – Malawi sub: Wonderful Jareman comes in for Mhango.

YC_LiveScore 88′ – Yellow card for Harry Nyirenda.

ShotWide_LiveScore 86′ – Free-kick for Malawi. Phiri Jr takes it and it eludes everyone, but goalkeeper Jean Louis saves.

Sub_LiveScore 85′ – Malawi sub: Yamikani Fodya comes in for Kamwenda.

ShotWide_LiveScore 84′ – Corner-kick and Mauritius have a penalty shout. Ball hit the hand of Nyirenda, referee waves play on.

YC_LiveScore 82′ – Yellow card for Dorza.

ShotWide_LiveScore 80′ – Bru gets a pass from the right wing turns and shoot but does not trouble Swini.

ShotWide_LiveScore 74′ – Mhango is not at his best again shielding two defenders in the box but not producing a shot and is easily dispossesed.

YC_LiveScore 68′ – Yellow card for Collin Bell for unsporting behaviour.

ShotWide_LiveScore 67′ – Louis Chiffone takes a long range shot towards Malawi goal but it goes wide.

ShotWide_LiveScore 56′ – Corner for Malawi. Phiri Jnr takes but the makes a good goalkeeper save. It’s all Malawi camping in the half of Mauritius.

ShotWide_LiveScore 49′ – Bell shoots wide of the Malawi goal as Mauritius are looking to get back on equal terms.

Goal_LiveScore 47′ – GOAL! Malawi have the lead with a header from a corner by Miracle Gabeya!

FinalWhistle_LiveScore 46′ – We are under way in the second half with Mauritius and Malawi locked at 0-0! 

HALFTIME: No goals in the first half as Malawi and Mauritius go into the break all-square!

ShotWide_LiveScore 44′ – Mswoya get a Chance but is under preasure.

ShotWide_LiveScore 40′ – There is a battle between Mhango and Francis Rosoloforinina. Mhango is already on a yellow card and looking frustrated.

ShotWide_LiveScore 37′ – Mhango is causing trouble and finding space. This time dummy Dorza and delivers but Francis clears for Mauritius.

ShotWide_LiveScore 34′ – Cross by Dorza and Jesson is late to reach the ball.

ShotWide_LiveScore 31′ – Shot wide from Mango, but it took a deflection for a corner.

YC_LiveScore 25′ – Yellow card for Anderson for an unfair tackle on Kamwendo.

YC_LiveScore 23′ – Mhango gets a yellow card for a kick on Anderson.

ShotWide_LiveScore 22′ – Mhango sneaks through the defence only for his cross to be cleared.

ShotWide_LiveScore 15′ – Decent delivery by Jesson to Sophie, who could not connect.

ShotWide_LiveScore 9′ – Malawi drive forward with intent and Mhango’s shot is narrowly wide.

ShotWide_LiveScore 8′ – Long-range shot by Damien Pascal Balisson for Mauritius but it’s off target.

ShotWide_LiveScore 3′ – Sophie with a chance to put Mauritius in front but his header glances in front of goal.

ShotWide_LiveScore 2′ – Adel takes a shot and forces a fine save from Charles Swini.

FinalWhistle_LiveScore 1′ – We are under way in the clash between Mauritius and Malawi!

Our match officials – Referee: Simanga Pritchard Nhleko (Swaziland); Ass #1: Alfeus Shipanga (Namibia); Ass # 2: Salani Ncube (Zimbabwe)