The Malawi Women’s Football National team landed in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, on Monday evening ahead of the 2019 women’s Cosafa Tournament, Malawi sports can confirm.
The team happens to be the lowest funded team amongest all national.
The woman’s football team will star their first game against Madagascar on Wednesday at Wolfon Stadium before facing their host South Africa.
Towela Vitumbiko, Vice-Captain for the She-Flames, says she expects a tough tournament as each competing team would want to take medals back home.
“Our target is to qualify and bring medals to Malawi. We need an extra work hard as I and the team so hopefully shall win our first match, “said the defender.
Vitumbiko, immediately joined the women’s football team camp after her arrival from the UK where she also represent the nation at the Netball World Cup that took place in Liverpool.
Abel Mkandawire, Coach for the Malawi women’s football team said his player were in good mood to compete in the tournament.
“I have been telling the girls that it’s their chance to showcase their talent even with the absence of regulars such as the chawinga sisters. We will take each and every game as it comes but we would want to go as far as the semifinals, “explained Mkandawire.
Tabitha and Temwa, the foreign-based stars will be conspicuously missing in the Malawi squad as they are engaged with their respective clubs.