The national football team (Flames) coach Ernest Mtawali has come to notice that there is no coordination in their preparation for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifier against Zimbabwe as several players are not in camp.
Mtawali said that team has been unable to train all locally-based players because of TNM Super League and Presidential Cup matches.
“It has been hard to work on team coordination in the absence of all the players I called into camp. But I have always learnt to make the best out of situations, and this is just one of them,” Mtawali said.
Training commenced on Monday with 12 players only as six from Be Forward Wanderers were in Mzuzu for a league match against Moyale Barracks.
Then six players from Bullets and one from Blue Eagles were released on Monday afternoon for Wednesday’s Presidential Cup round-of-16 tie at Nankhaka in Lilongwe.
Wanderers players joined their colleagues in camp on Tuesday, whereas those from Bullets and Eagles rejoined the squad yesterday.
some of international players, among which Gabadinho Mhango are expected to reach home today