Malawi today drew with Nigeria 1-1 in the World Cup 2014 qualifiers at the Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre in a dramatic finish to the game as both goals came in the last minutes of the game.
In a match that was heading for a goalless draw Ruben Gabriel thought he had won it for Nigeria when he headed home the goal in the 89th minute, but Malawi's John Banda equalised three minutes later in what was the last kick of the game.
Malawi now have 2 points in the group and Nigeria have 4 points. Malawi drew the first game in the qualifiers against Kenya while Nigeria beat Namibia 1-0.
The next World Cup qualifier games are in March next year, but Malawi has another game next week against Chad and Nigeria faces Rwanda in the African Cup.
Malawi has to win the game against Chad otherwise they will be out of the contention for a place in the finals for the 2013 Africa Cup to be held in South Africa.
Malawi starting line-up
16 Simplex NTHARA (GK) 3 Moses CHAVULA 5 James SANGALA 6 Davie BANDA 9 Russel MWAFULIRWA 10 Joseph KAMWENDO 11 Robin NGALANDE (-78') 12 Chimango KAYIRA (-57') 14 Limbikani MZAVA 18 Atusaye NYONDO (-57') 19 Foster NAMWERA
2 John BANDA (-78') 4 Chiukepo MSOWOYA (+57') 15 Robert NGAMBI (+57')