Uganda confirm Malawi friendly

Malawi national football team will play Uganda Cranes in a warm up match ahead of Tanzania clash in the World Cup qualifier.

Malawi coaches Mtawali and Ramadan..Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Malawi coaches Mtawali and Ramadan..Photo Jeromy Kadewere

The Flames will play the game on October 4 just three days before facing highly rated Tanzania who held Africa powerhouse Nigeria to a goalless draw in the Africa Cup of Nations three weeks ago.

Football Association of Malawi (FAM) General Secretary Suzgo Nyirenda said the friendly will only involve local based players because the game will be played on a not Fifa sanctioned date.

“Uganda has confirmed to play against the Flames before facing Tanzania. This is a morale booster because it will help the coach to assess the players ahead of the game,” Nyirenda said.

He also allayed fears that the friendly could pose injury risk to the players.

This will be the second meeting for the two countries after the July 6 game to mark Malawi`s 51st independence anniversary.

Malawi is preparing for the 2018 World Cup qualification first-round tie away against the neighbours on October 7 with the second leg set for Kamuzu Stadium five days later.

The Flames and other 25 teams, from position 28 to 53 according to July Fifa ranking, will participate in the first round with 13 winners advancing to the second round. If successful against Tanzania, Malawi will face North Africans Algeria in second round.

The 13 teams then join 27 top-ranked teams on the continent to play home-and-away over two legs with the 20 winners advancing to the third round.

The 20 teams will be divided into five groups of four teams to play home-and-away round-robin matches and five group winners will qualify for the 2018 Fifa World Cup.

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8 thoughts on “Uganda confirm Malawi friendly”

  1. caswell Thom Mbalinga says:

    mjomba che enest akupakombola. Aliyense wamatama mutayeni

  2. WAFAWAFA says:

    Some of these friendlies are a waste of time and resources. Uganda yomweyi tamenya nayo pa 6 July pompa? Anyway we are in Malawi

  3. I wish you all the best guys go and make it ife zokuti malawi iziluza mapeto ake timalephere kumadya nadzo mmakomomu please limbikilani National team timafuna tiziikonda ngati kale-kale we love you guys

  4. Bristol says:

    All the best as you take the Ugandan Cranes. This will help the coach to assess players.

  5. Ng'ombe ya vuka says:

    All the best frames.

  6. chosadziwa says:


  7. mapale says:

    Uganda on fIFA Rank 71 will give you a good run. Beating Uganda can have a positive impact on FIFA ranking. Losing to Tanzania which is ranked # 140 could be very dangerous. Watch out you two guys.If your contracts get terminated because of poor show don’t complain at all. Jobs are very scarce. Watch out.

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