Africa Cup of Nations

Afcon 2021: Guinea vs Malawi Preview - TV channel, live stream and team news

12:01 EAT 10/01/2022
The Flames, who are set to make their third appearance in the competition, will battle with Syli Nationale on Monday evening

Guinea and Malawi are set to clash in their Africa Cup of Nations Group B opening game at Kouekong Stadium on Monday.

Both nations have never won the continental title and would hope to mount a strong campaign so that they are seen as competitors and not just participants.

Guinea, the 1976 runners-up, have appeared more times in the Afcon editions than Malawi who are making a return for the first time since 2010.

Game Guinea vs Malawi
Date Monday, January 10, 2022
Time 19:00 (EAT)

TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch

In Uganda, the game will be LIVE on TV.

TV channelOnline stream
SuperSport TV's PSL channel 202/SuperSport TV's Variety 3 channel 208 Now App

Squads & Team News

PositionGuinea squad
Goalkeepers Aly Keita, Ibrahima Kone, Moussa Camara.

Saidou Sow, Ibrahima Conte, Florentin Pogba, Ousmane Kante, Mohamed Aly Camara, Pa Konate, Issiaga Sylla, Antoine Conte, Mikael Dyrestam.


Amadou Diawara, Ibrahima Cisse, Mory Konate, Ibrahima Sory Conte, Ilaix Moriba, Mamadou Kane, Morlaye Sylla, Aguibou Camara, Naby Keita.


Seydouba Soumah, Morgan Guilavogui, Mamadou Diallo, Jose Kante, Mohamed Bayo, Sory Kaba.

Defenders Fode Camara and Ibrahima Sory Conte, defensive midfielder Mory Konate and forward Morgan Guilavogui will not be available for Guinea after returning positive coronavirus tests. Others ruled out are defender Mikael Dyrestam as well as goalkeeper coach Kemoko Camara.

Probable XI for Guinea: M. Camara, I. Sylla, Conte, O. Kante, Cisse, Diawara, M. Sylla, Keita, Diallo, A. Camara, J. Kante.

PositionMalawi squad
Goalkeepers William Thole, Ernest Kakhobwe, Charles Thom.

 Limbikani Mzava, Dennis Chembezi, Nickson Nyasulu, Mark Fodya, Sankhani Mkandawire, Gomezgani Chirwa, Lawrence Chaziya, Paul Ndlovu, Stanley Sanudi, Peter Cholopi.


John Banda, Charles Petro, Chimwemwe Idana, Chikoti Chirwa, Micium Mhone, Gerald Phiri Junior. 


Robin Ngalande, Yamikani Chester, Schumacker Kuwali, Francisco Madinga, Peter Banda, Zebron Kalima, Richard Mbulu, Khuda Muyaba, Henry Kumwenda, Gabadinho Mhango, Stain Davie.

Defenders Peter Cholopi, Lawrence Chaziya, and Stanley Sanudi, midfielders Chikoti Chirwa and Robin Ngalande and striker Gabadinho Mhango are the players ruled out.

The officials in isolation are head of the technical panel Mario Marinica, goalkeeper trainer Swadick Sanudi and physiotherapist Chikondi Mandalasi.

Probable XI for Malawi: Kakhobwe, Mzava, Fodya, Cholopi, G. Chirwa, Chembezi, Banda, Petro, Phiri, Chester, Mbulu, 

Match Preview

This will be the first encounter between Guinea - who are making their 13th appearance in the competition and the Flames - who scored six goals in the qualifiers - at Afcon.

Malawi’s two previous appearances at the Africa Cup of Nations were in 1984 and 2010. They finished bottom of their group on both occasions, winning only one of their six matches (D1 L4).

The Cosafa nation will be hoping that their star striker Richard Mbalu - who scored against Uganda, South Sudan and Uganda in the qualifiers - will be on top of his game and produce critical goals for them in the tournament.