Ghana jets in but Malawi coach confident of upset

Ghana national soccer arrived in Malawi on Friday afternoon through Kamuzu International Airport-KIA ahead of a potentially explosive Saturday’s final round qualifier of the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations showdown in Lilongwe.

The Ghanaians are in the lead after beating the Flames two goal to nil in the first leg match played in Accra, Ghana few weeks ago.

Coach Kwesi Appiah said his charges are ready for the showdown and will bury the Flames at their own backyard.

“We have come to burry Malawi at home,” he said.

Ghana team having a feel of Kamuzu Stadium

“The team will not let the nation down, they (players) are all eager to get a win and get to South Africa” he said.

Ghana’s Black Stars had a feel of the natural turf of Civo Stadium on Friday afternoon.

On Malawi side, head coach Kinnah Phiri is also hoping to turn the 2-0 deficit and ensure that the Flames qualify.

The players have since been pledged to receive a K100, 000 each if they go on to beat Ghana and qualify. There will also be other prizes coming from various companies and individuals.

“We know they have a two-goal lead and that they have many experienced players,” Phiri said.

“But we we’ll have to perform at our absolute best to get a result against them and we believe we can do that.”

Malawi were among the finalists at the 2010 Africa Cup of Nations in Angola.

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