Malawi women's football national team bowed out of the Council for Southern Africa Football Associations (Cosafa) Women's Cup after drawing with defending champions Zimbabwe 3-all at Luveve Stadium.
But the Malawi team which came from behind to salvage the draw has their fate sealed by Zambia's win over Madagascar thoroughly by 7-1.
Malawi finished third in Group A with four points having lost to Zambia 6-3 in their opening match before recovering with a 6-3 victory over islanders Madagascar.
Zambia has finished top with seven points and qualify as winners.
Coach Stewart Mbolembole said the Malawi team has learnt a lot of lessons from the tournament.