The Football Association of Malawi says it still needs to officially inform the Confederation of African Football of its intention to withdraw.
Congo have named Sebastien Migne as their new coach ahead of their 2019 African Nations Cup qualification campaign.
Corinthians' Marlone, Daniuska Rodriguez and Mohd Faiz Subri are the three nominees for the FIFA Puskas Award 2016 for the best goal of the year.
Lionel Messi, Neymar and Saul Niguez are among the 10 nominees for the FIFA Puskas Award 2016 for the best goal of the year.
Claude Le Roy took his new team Togo from a virtually impossible qualifying position to snatching the last available place in the AFCON finals.
Ivory Coast booked a place at the African Nations Cup over the weekend but the defending champions were made to sweat by Sierra Leone.