The Football Association of Malawi (FAM) has hailed the Morocco trip where the Flames went to play two friendly matches saying it was a successful camp training to both the team as well as the administrators who accompanied the team.
While in Morocco the Flames played against Morocco Under 23 which ended in a one all draw affair and managed a win in its final game by beating Togo on Monday by one goal to nil which was scored by Richard Mbulu.
Speaking to Nyasa Times from Morocco on Tuesday FAM Executive Member Daud Mtanthiko said the trip was very fruitful as it has helped the players to gain some experience and skills from the two teams.
Mtanthiko said though some football followers in Malawi were at first against the trip he believe that it has many positives since for the
first time the team had a good combination and displayed a quality of play.
“The team was playing as a family in all the games by supporting each other at every point. We were also impressed after seeing our team
doing a good attacking and managing to contain pressure at the same time a thing which has not been happening in most previous matches.
“Frankly speaking I must say our players have benefited a lot from the trip in as far as exposure is concerned and Malawians should expect to watch a changed Flames in terms of play,” said Mtanthiko.
On a technical side Mtanthiko said as FAM they will try to continue looking for resources so that they continue engaging the team in
friendly games within FIFA calendar days so as to make the team strong.
“It is always our wish to organise such friendlies but it is just very unfortunate that we face challenges when it comes to resources but such kind of trips can help a lot to our team as we are in rebuilding process which needs patience and serious support in order to achieve,” added Mtanthiko.