4 August 2015

Malawi: Flames to Assemble Next Week

The Football Association of Malawi (FAM) has announced that the Malawi National Football team (the Flames) will start camping next week in readiness for the 2017 African Cup of Nations qualifier against Swaziland next month.

Flames, who are anchoring group L with no point, will assemble on 14th August under the leadership of their new coach Ernest Mtawali and his assistant Nsanzurwimo Ramadhan.

The Fa' general secretary Suzgo Nyirenda confirmed the development saying the clock is ticking for the new coaches hence making it possible to assemble next week.

"Time is not on our side and we need to start our preparations as soon as possible because our away game to Swaziland is very important as it will determine our future in the qualification campaign."

"There is also a possibility that the team mighty camp in South Africa for two days before proceeding to Swaziland so we will discuss with the new coaches on this issue," said Nyirenda.

FAM will receive it's MK 70 million allocation from Malawi Government and sponsors Carlsberg will also pump in some money for the team's qualification campaign.

Locally based players will be accommodated at Chiwembe Technical Centre where those making the Swaziland trip will join foreign based players in South Africa.

Malawi lost 2-1 to Zimbabwe at Kamuzu Stadium in June and a victory over Swaziland is a must for Mtawali boys.

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