Malawi representatives at the Pan Africa Copa Coca-Cola Challenge in South Africa, Central East Education Division (Ceed) secured a bronze medal after finishing third in the 15-country event.
They amassed 12 points following their three wins, three draws and two losses. Zambia won the championship with 16 points followed by Tanzania on 14 points.
Meanwhile, two Malawian midfielders Jack Chiona and Victor Harawa have made it into the 16-member Africa All Stars squad to play Mamelodi Sundowns Reserve side this afternoon.
The two have also caught the eyes of Tottenham Hotspur/Supersport and Sundowns academies.
Malawi coach Benjamin Kumwenda said in telephone interview from Pretoria yesterday that two unidentified men asked for the details of the two players.
â€œThey did not introduce themselves, but they were in the colours of the two teams. We will know the exact picture on Thursday because all our training and games were behind closed doors, but the Sundowns game will be played in public.
â€œOur boys had a grand tournament and the two were exceptional. In fact, it is only Malawi and Zambia that have produced two players each in the All Stars team that was selected and is coached by four coaches from Chelsea FC of England,â€ said Kumwenda.
South African online soccer magazine wwww.kickoff.com reported that Supersport United former captain, now scout Ricardo Katza, has spotted some players from Malawi and Zimbabwe.
â€œI am here to have a look at some players. We are looking for boys who are between the ages of 16 and 17 because they will spend two years in the academy before proceeding to the first team. There are players from Malawi and Zimbabwe whom I think can make it,â€ Katza told Kickoff.com.
Malawi beat Uganda 2-1, Zimbabwe 1-0 and Kenya 1-0. They drew 0-0 against Tanzania, Nigeria and eventual champions Zambia. They lost 3-1 to Mozambique and 1-0 to CBRLM, a select side from Congo, Rwanda, Burundi, Lesotho and Mauritius.