Malawi have found an attacking spark in South Africa-based Chiukepo Msowoya and the goal-poacher believes that not only are the Flames gaining in stature, but that many of Africa's smaller nations are developing rapidly.
The latest round of 2012 African Nations Cup qualifiers saw Cameroon stumble at home, Côte d'Ivoire maintain their perfect start and Morocco claim their first points.
Malawi overcame a two-goal deficit to hold Tunisia 2-2 in a 2012 CAF Africa Cup of Nations thriller this weekend, as Morocco drew a blank with Central African Republic.
Côte d'Ivoire recorded an emphatic victory to move on to the verge of qualification, while Cameroon won in Gabon to reignite their chances.
Egypt, Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana, Morocco, Cameroon, Angola and Mali all dropped precious points this Saturday on the road to South Africa 2010.