Malawi’s other group opponents are Mauritius and Angola.
According to Cosafa, the match against the Taifa Stars will be played at Moruleng Stadium on June 25.
Two days later, the Flames will line up against Mauritius at Royal Bafokeng Stadium before winding up their group assignments against the
Palanca Negras of Angola on June 29 at Moruleng Stadium.
The winner of the group will face hosts South Africa’s Bafana Bafana in the quarter-finals.
Flames coach Ronny van Geneugden said he is looking forward to the tournament.
“When you are taking part in a tournament, the target is, of course, to win but we also have to look at other factors such as shaping up the team for the future and bigger tournaments,” he said.
Meanwhile, Group B has Mozambique, Madagascar, Zimbabwe and Seychelles. The group winner will face Swaziland in the quarterfinals.
The other quarterfinal matches will see Botswana taking on Zambia while Namibia date Lesotho.
The Flames have never won the regional competition but twice reached the finals in 2002 and 2003.