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BLANTYRE (Malawi NewsNow)- Malawi national football have been drawn in Group B alongside Angola, Lesotho and Mauritius in the Cosafa Castle Cup to be held in Namibia from June 11-25 in Namibia following a draw held on Thursday.

The winner of the group face South Africa in the quarterfinals who were seeded hence exempted from the group stages.

In Group A comprises Zimbabwe, Seychells, Madagascar and Lesotho and the winner complete a quarterfinal fixture against Zambia.

In other quarterfinals Botswana face hosts Namibia  while guest team DRC clash against Mozambique.

The tournament is another stern test for beleaguered coach Ernest Mtawali and his assistant Nsanzarwimo Ramadhan who have failed to restore the team’s confidence after a poor run  in the Africa Cup of Nations.

Reacting to the draw Mtawali said his charges would  fight to do well in the competition.

“Every coach and player aims to win so what I  can say  is that we will fight tooth and  nail to  do well,”  Mtawali said.

The  Flames legend   said people  should  not have  prejudice on the  team’s chance  basing on its  inconsistent performance.

“We know that people would have lost  confidence in  the team   after letting fans down with a  disappointing 2-1 loss to Guinea at Kamuzu Stadium,” he said.

Malawi have never won the cup  but came agonizingly twice close to winning it but lost  to   South Africa on both finals.