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Malawi vs Senegal LIVE! AFCON 2022 match stream, latest team news, lineups, TV, prediction today
Matt Verri
Tue, 18 January 2022, 7:19 pm·3-min read

Malawi vs Senegal – LIVE!

The pre-tournament favourites will look to step up a level as Group B concludes at the Africa Cup of Nations this afternoon.

As Africa’s highest-ranked team and with a star-studded squad boasting the likes of Liverpool forward Sadio Mane, much was expected from the beaten 2019 finalists in Cameroon.

However, Aliou Cisse’s Lions of Teranga have yet to impress at this AFCON, with a last-gasp win over Zimbabwe followed by a tame goalless draw with Guinea.

While four points will surely already be enough to see them safely into the last-16, Senegal will want to ensure they win the group and drive some momentum before the knockout stages.

Guinea face Zimbabwe at the same time, so any further slip-ups will surely be punished.

Malawi are not out of the competition yet and could even top the group themselves if they beat Senegal and Guinea do not overcome Zimbabwe, though that seems a tall order.

The Flames are appearing at AFCON for only the third time and have never before been past the group stage, though confidence will be high after they followed a narrow defeat by Guinea with a win over Zimbabwe.

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Malawi vs Senegal latest news

Kick-off time: 4pm GMT, Kouekong Stadium

How to watch: Sky Sports

Senegal team news: Edouard Mendy and Koulibaly back training

Malawi team news: Chirwa should be fit

Prediction: Malawi 0-2 Senegal

Malawi vs Senegal prediction

14:18 , George Flood

Surely, Senegal will come to life at some point. As simple and reductive as it may sound, there’s just too many good players for it not to work out.

Senegal to win 2-0.
(AFP via Getty Images)
(AFP via Getty Images)
Malawi team news

14:17 , George Flood

For Malawi, full-back Gomezgani Chirwa picked up a late knock in Friday’s 2-1 comeback victory over Zimbabwe sealed by Gabadinho Mhango’s brace.

However, he is expected to be fine to play today as the Flames target only their third-ever win at the Africa Cup of Nations.

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