Malawi National Team (Flames) is leaving no stone unturned in preparation the Sunday’s 2017 Afcon qualifier game against Swaziland at the Kamuzu Stadium.
Today, Flames coach Nsanzurwimo Ramadhan had an hour lecture session with the boys discussing tactics.
The Flames are looking for their first win in the qualifiers in Sunday’s encounter as they are out of contention for a place at next year’s Afcon finals.
Flames captain Limbikani Pupa Mzava after lecture in Blantyre that the fans have endured a lot of emotional pain and the team must pay back on Sunday.
“Fans have supported as a lot but we have let them down. The two matches we lost at home were unacceptable and we are sorry. But the better way to apologies is to win on Sunday. It’s not just about winning but a comprehensive win.
“The FA has done everything possible to assemble the team and offer us all necessities to do well on Sunday. So we urge fans to come in large numbers to support us . We we will not disappoint,” said the Golden Arrows defender.
While long serving midfielder Robert Ng’ambi who is back in the team after missing the last match against Zimbabwe, said Flames still have a lot to fight for despite being out of contention for place at the Afcon final next year.
“We may be out but we have a lot at stake here. Pride for mother Malawi but also rankings for the Flames. We are taking this game very seriously and we will deliver,” said Ng’ambi.
Coach Nsanzurwimo Ramadhan said the players have blended well following the arrival of foreign based players on Monday and he will have no excuses on Sunday.
“I am satisfied with the level of fitness of all the players, the attitude and performance has been impressive. We still have a day to work on tactics but I must say that I will not have excuses if we lose because I have everything at my disposal and things are looking good,” said Ramadhan.
According to FAM General secretary Suzgo Nyirenda , a 30 man Swaziland delegation will arrive in the country on Friday afternoon.