March 12th, 2014

Malawi to withdraw from 2015 Nations Cup for Lack of Funds

Posted on 12 Mar 2014 at 2:38pm

By Frank Kandu BBC Sport, Blantyre

Malawi have been forced to withdraw from qualifying for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations in Morocco because of a lack of funds.

The decision was taken after the government said there was enough money for the team to play in either the Nations Cup or the 2015 Africa Youth Championship.

“We have no choice but to forgo the Nations Cup because government advised us to prioritise,” said Malawi Football Association (FAM) President Walter Nyamilandu.

“We have therefore prioritised the Under-20 Championship for the sake of development – and also the consequences of pulling out of that…


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