Malawi coach Kinnah Phiri says his side’s all-important CAF Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in Chad will be "tricky", but The Flames are confident they can claim victory and reach consecutive continental finals for the first time.
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.
Hosts Angola avoided another Mali-style collapse to beat Malawi 2-0 and move to the top of CAF Africa Cup of Nations Group A on Thursday.
FIFA.com speaks to Russia-based Essau Kanyenda, star of Malawi's charge toward the 2010 FIFA World Cup and the 2010 African finals.
Except for Malawi's romp against Djibouti, it was a day of close encounters in Africa as Round 2 of the South Africa 2010 qualifiers began.