The Malawi National Team of Malawi (Flames) has started training in preparation for a match on 4 June with Zimbabwe Warriors in the Africa cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifiers.
The Flames would travel by road to Zimbabwe via Botswana due to financial constraints. To take advantage over that route, the team would play a strength testing match with Botswana on the Saturday before proceeding to Harare.
With new development where government has funded a team with 17 million Malawi kwacha Flames for air transport as road one smelled rat, Flames have found it difficult to go to Botswana again due to its poor financial stamina. The Football Association of Malawi (FAM) needed almost 10 million Malawi Kwacha for that friendly match to happen tomorrow with Botswana which is very difficult for them.
Flames coach Ernest Mtawali confirmed that this friendly match will not happen as they have been told by FAM that due to financial problems, the team will train within the country.
However, Flames have started training with Azam Tigers Football Club, a team which is among clubs which are at the bottom of log table of TNM Super League of this season.
The Flames will fly to Zimbabwe next week Friday for the Saturday match.