Football Association of Malawi (FAM) has announced that Malawi National Football team (the Flames) will play Zambia, South Africa and Egypt in series of friendly matches in readiness for 2017 African Cup of Nations qualifiers in June this year.
Malawi will start the qualification campaign at home against Zimbabwe in June before travelling to Swaziland in September.
Malawi will travel to Lusaka on 6th May to play Zambia as part of the preparations for Cosafa Senior Challenge cup.
And on 20th May, Flames will play South Africa in Durban before meeting Mozambique in the quarterfinals of Cosafa cup.
The last friendly match for Malawi will be in Cairo against Egypt on 8th June, six days before hosting Zimbabwe in their 2017 Afcon qualification campaign opener. On preparations, Flames Coach Young Chimodzi said that his charges are doing well adding that he would consider late call ups for some of the players he is monitoring.
Meanwhile, Chimodzi has called Big Bullets right back Pilirani Zonda after being criticized by many soccer pundits on his decision to leave out Zonda.