The Flames have three points while Ivory Coast have four. Foreign based players have already joined camp while local ones fly out today.
Malawi are playing their home games in South Africa following the condemnation of their stadia by the Confederation of African Football (CAF).
The following is Malawi full squad vs Ivory Coast:
Brighton Munthali (Silver Strikers), Richard Chipuwa (Mighty Wanderers), Ernest Kakhobwe (Nyasa Big Bullets)
Stanley Sanudi (Mighty Wanderers), Peter Cholopi (Mighty Wanderers), Nickson Mwase (Silver Strikers), Limbikani Mzava (AmaZulu), Dennis Chembezi (Polokwane City), Charles Petro (Sheriff Tiraspol), Gomezgani Chirwa (Nyasa Big Bullets)
Chikoti Chirwa (Red Lions), Peter Banda (Simba SC), Duncain Nyoni (Simba FC), John Banda (UD Songo) Yamikani Chester (Mighty Wanderers), Gerald Phiri Jnr (Baroka FC), Tawonga Chimodzi (Silver Strikers), Mike Mkwate (Polokwane FC), Francisco Madinga (FC Dila Gori)
Vincent Nyangulu (Mighty Wanderers) Richard Mbulu (Baroka FC), Gabadinho Mhango (Orlando Pirates), Khuda Muyaba (Polokwane FC).
2022 Qatar World Cup Qualifiers for Africa, Match-day 3
Nigeria 0-1 Central Africa Republic
Equatorial Guinea 2-0 Zambia
Tunisia 3-0 Mauritania
Mali 5-0 Kenya
Rwanda 0-1 Uganda
Liberia 1-2 Cabo Verde
DR Congo 2-0 Madagascar
Tanzania 0-1 Benin