The Football Association of Malawi (FAM) has declared war on the Black Stars of Ghana by calling on Malawians to put on red colours when the Flames host the visitors on Saturday at Civo Stadium.
In a statement made available to SuperSport.com, FAM commercial manager Casper Jangale dubbed this initiative a mission revenge for the 12-0 humiliation which Ghana inflicted on Malawi on October 15, 1962.
“50 years ago and to be exact, on 15th October 1962, Gold Coast as Ghana was known, toured Nyasaland [Malawi] and mercilessly hammered our forefathers in the beautiful game of soccer by 12 goals to nothing,” Jangale said.
“Our forefathers did not reply at all back then as they were just picked from the streets and it did not matter at all. It matters now as our Flames are 90 minutes away from booking a flight to South Africa where the AFCON 2013 finals will be held.
“That is why Football Association of Malawi (FAM) is calling on our football army of supporters, clad in red Flames home Jerseys to go to Civo Stadium this Saturday to avenge the humiliation our forefathers suffered at the hands of Ghana 50 years ago.
“ We need not just say the words that we want Ghana to see red but show Ghana by putting on red Flames jerseys which will be available for sale from Thursday at all points of sale where tickets will be sold at only MK5,000.00.”
Malawi lost 2-0 in the first leg in Accra and now need to win by a three-goal margin to sneak through to the Nations Cup finals in South Africa.