The Flames, having gained a point from two matches in the African qualifiers are third in their Group L; hence have to work effortlessly, to do well in the upcoming game against Mali scheduled in March.
Fortunately for Ernest Mtawali, the national team’s coach, Football Association of Malawi has hinted that it is on the verge of securing a friendly match against Mali before they meet Guinea, giving Mtawali the opportunity to assess his players.
Chief Executive Officer for Fam, Suzgo Nyirenda said there were discussions between Fam and football associations of Burkina Faso and Mali respectively to hold friendly matches. But highlighted that Mali is seems to be a more realistic option unless otherwise. This comes as a result of lack of a coach at Burkina Faso’s team which is unlike to find one before Guinea’s game.
Since the Guinea game is scheduled for Wednesday, 23rd of March, then the friendly will be played the weekend before.
Nyirenda confirmed that Malawi’s National Team will arrive in Guinea on Monday, two days before the match day.
“We hope Mali will give us a good test. The good thing is that the coach will have all the first team players available,” he said.
Mtawali recently said he was disappointed with the inactivity of most of the foreign-based players ahead of the Guinea ties.