AFCON 2021: Flames To Hit Camp On Monday
Malawi’s national football team the Flames will head to camp in the evening of Monday 2 March, 2020 in readiness for the forthcoming back to back Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Burkina Faso.
Malawi’s national football team the Flames will head to camp in the evening of Monday 2nd March, 2020 in readiness for the forthcoming back to back Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Burkina Faso.
The Flames will play the Stallions in Ouagadougou on 26th March before hosting their opponents at Kamuzu Stadium four days later.
The squad of local-based players that was named by coach Meck Mwase on Thursday is set to hit camp next week, with the foreign-based players expected to join them in two weeks’ time.
Malawi have secured a friendly match away in Zambia on March 11, with the match expected to prepare the boys physically and mentally so that they easily cope with the tight schedule between the Burkina Faso matches.
“We will start the preparations with the local players and there is an opportunity to play a friendly match against Zambia which will give us a good assessment as to who is ready to compete for places with the foreign-based,” Mwase said.
“The travel between Burkina Faso and Malawi in the absence of a chartered plane arrangement will make life hard for us. But we have been in this situation before like last year when we played Botswana back to back in September as well as when we played Sudan at home and played Uganda away three days later in November. So we will manage,” he added.
Malawi are currently third in Group B of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers with three points, one adrift leaders Uganda, who will be playing against South Sudan on the same dates.
The best two from each of the twelve groups made of four teams each will head to Cameroon to join the hosts.