APM whip up Flames morale ahead of Benin match

High morale! Malawi national team, the Flames, had been boosted with the presence of Minister of Sports and Youth Development Grace ‘Obama’ Chiumia on Thursday at their training camp ahead of a must win 2015 Afcon qualifier return match against Benin this Saturday.

Chiumia, who also watched Flames afternoon training session at Kamuzu stadium, venue for the match, had come to deliver the goodwill message from President Peter Mutharika (APM).

The Minister who was accompanied by her Principal Secretary in the ministry of sports aJustin Saidi assured the players of all support from the government if they beat Benin and qualify for the group stages of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations’ qualifiers.

The Flames:  High Morale
The Flames: High Morale

The Flames  are a goal shy and need at least a 2-0 win over Benin to reach the group stage of the competition.

Football Association of Malawi (FAM) is dangling a K100 000 each Flames player should they win against Benin and qualify.

The Flames still get K30 000 game bonus for a win.

FAM president Walter Nyamilandu said  the Flames stand to get three times more if they sail through.

Meanwhile, defender Harry Nyirenda joined the Flames camp on Thursday and was part of the afternoon training session.

Mozambique duo of Chiukepo Msowoya and Chimango Kayira and Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) based Joseph Kamwendo arrived on Wednesday.

Bloemfontein Celtic striker Frank Gabadinho Mhango and defender Limbikani Mzava, who missed the first leg, will arrive likely be the last to arrive on the day of the match.

FAM largely doubted the availability of forward Atusaye Nyondo and midfielder Robert Ng’ambi.

Benin was expected to arrive in the country on Thursday.

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