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Botswana draw with Malawi as Tunisia beat Chad

Action for Tunisia v Botswana
Botswana caused a huge upset by beating Tunisia at home 1-0

Botswana have secured a point against Malawi in a 2012 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier played in Blantyre.

Botswana took a 62nd minute lead through striker Jerome Ramathlakwane but Malawi equalised in the 74th minute with a Dave Banda strike.

The result means Botswana remain on top of Group K with seven points from three games while Malawi have two from two.

Tunisia beat Chad 3-1 in the group's other game to go second overall with three points from two games.

Botswana had shocked Tunisia 1-0 in Tunis, in the group's opening game.

After the game in Blantyre, Botswana's head coach Stanley Hunter Tshosane said despite the draw his charges had lived up to expectations.

"We are happy with the results as we are the only team in this group that hasn't lost a game," he said.

Malawi captain Peter Mponda admitted the Flames striking force was scrappy.

"We had plenty of chances but we wasted them," he stated.

The Zebras next match is at home against Togo while Malawi travel to Tunisia.

Both games will be played in the first weekend of September.

Group K is the only five-team mini-league after the late inclusion of Togo and the top two finishers qualify while action in the 10 pools with four countries begins early next month.

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