The Malawi Nations Football Team will have to wait for Football Association of Malawi (FAM) approval on the dates the team can start preparing for Council for Southern Africa Football Association (COSAFA) Women’s Championship in South Africa slated for July 31.
According to the draw conducted on Wednesday at COSAFA house in Johannesburg, the She-Flames have been drawn in pool A alongside South Africa, Comoros and Madagascar.
According to FAM Technical Director John Kaputa, the players were supposed to go into camp on July 9 but they failed as they are waiting for FAM’s approval.
He added that he is writing a communication to the head coach of the women’s football senior team on the matter.
He further added that the COSAFA cup will be used as a preparation for the 2020 Olympic Games.
“We are using COSAFA competition as one way of preparing for the 2020 Olympic Games,” said Kaputa.
Meanwhile, the Malawi women under-20 football team has been snubbed off the competition due to failure by FAM to confirm the team’s participation in time and has since been replaced by Mozambique.