The Malawi Senior nation football team’s local based players have started training today at Mpira Village Stadium in Blantyre, in preparation for COSAFA Cup and 2022 African Cup of Nation (AFCON) qualifiers.
The Flames is expected to participate in COSAFA in October and it will also meet Burkina Faso in the AFCON on November 13 and 17, 2020.
On Saturday, the Senior team’s Coach, Meke Mwase named 32 squads that he has put in trust, hoping that they will bring good results to the Malawi Football lovers. On the list, 21 players are local based that went in the Flames camp on Monday, September 21, 2020.
According to Mwase, his panel will deal much with players’ fitness on the days of the training due to their prolonged stay without playing football activities.
“The players have stayed for so long without playing football so we are taking them into a gradual process because we want to concentrate on their physical fitness levels.
“We have so far started with some jogging and other ball exercises. We will continue observing them before we commence the actual game training sessions,” Mwase said.
In addition to this home based training, Mwase is eyeing to face Zambia and Zimbabwe for friendly games when the FIFA mother body of football world wide will release its Calendar for nations teams to start friendly much in October before the Flames shares pounds with Burkina Faso on 13 and 17 November.
In a statement released yestarday in the office of Football Association of Malawi(FAM) indicated that two players and two team’s Officials are in an Isolation room after being diagnosed with COVID-19. However, this does not jeopardise the training sessions of the Flames.
Malawi is in Group B of the 2022 AFCON qualifiers together with Burkina Faso, South Sudan and Uganda.