Football Association of Malawi (FAM) has disclosed that the Under-20 national football team will play a friendly game ahead of a return leg fixture against Botwana in Gaborone on April 25.
FAM General Secretary Suzgo Nyirenda said the association was talking to a number of countries including Zimbabwe and Zambia on the possibility of playing an international game to tune up for the Confederation of Africa Football (Caf) Youth Championship.
He said the team stood a better chance of progressing despite being held to a one-all draw by the Young Zebras on Saturday at Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre.
“We need to prepare for the game because we still have good chances of progressing taking into consideration that the players only trained for one week and they did not play a friendly game,” Nyirenda said.
He also disclosed that the team would leave by road earlier to play the friendly game.
“The delegation will leave by road and Zimbabwe and Zambia being along the way to Botswana they should be able to allow us play against them,” he said.
Under-20 coach Ernest Mtawali did not hide his frustration after the team blew away an early lead to concede a goal at home.
But he said the player would leave no stone unturned to over the Young Zebras away from home.