Football Writer kick442.co-Malawi
Malawi will fine-tune for the forthcoming 2022 Total AFCON qualifiers by playing a friendly against Ethiopia on March 17 2021.
The Flames are readying for qualifying matches against South Sudan away on March 24 2021 before welcoming the Cranes of Uganda six days later in Blantyre.
Football Association of Malawi (FAM) has confirmed that the Flames will stop over in Addis Ababa for the friendly before proceeding to Sudan, where South Sudan will host their match.
Malawi coach Meck Mwase will travel with home-based players plus Mozambique-based John Banda and Schumacher Kuwali.
The duo plays for UD Songo who have since released them early for the camp training underway in Blantyre.
The rest of the foreign land-based players for Malawi will join the team in Sudan.
Mwase has since welcomed the friendly against Ethiopia, saying it would help him tie up the loose ends.
“As you are aware, the league has been off since January. So, the local boys have not played competitive matches for some time. This match will help them gain momentum ahead of the two matches.
“We are also happy with the scheduling because we will have a full week before the Sudan game which will give us ample time to recover and work on our observations,” Mwase told FAM media.
Both games are must-wins for Malawi who have four points in Group B whereas Uganda and leaders Burkina Faso have seven and eight points respectively, South Sudan anchor the table with three points. Each team has played four games.
Malawi qualified for the AFCON finals in 1984 and 2010 only.
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