Malawi foreign flock jets in for Ghana match: Gate charges up

As the Malawi national football team, the Flames, step up their preparations for Saturday’s decisive 2013 Africa Cup of Nations against Ghana, about seven foreign base players who earned a call-up have joined the team.

Malawi must win by a 3-0 margin to book themselves a ticket to the finals to be staged in South Africa.

The Flames lost to Ghana’s Black Stars 2-0 in the first leg match in Accra.

Football Association of Malawi (FAM)said  the foreign based players who have joined the training camp include veteran striker Essau Kanyenda, former Athletico Madrid reserve star Robin Ngalande, Mocambican based goalkeeper Simplex Nthala and Zicco Mkanda, South Africa based Harry Nyirenda, Atusaye Nyondo and Robert Ng’ambi.

Kanyenda joins Malawi camp

“So far Peter Wadabwa is yet to arrive tomorrow Tuesday 9th October 2012 at 12:00hrs boarding Kenyan Flight” FAM  CEO Suzgo Nyirenda.

Ghana’s arrival

According to FAM, Black Stars are expected to arrive in Malawi on Friday, through Kamuzu International Airport at 9:35 in the morning.

He said as per rules, the Ghanaians will get the feel of the match venue Civo Stadium

Nyirenda also said the Black Stars will be accommodated at Golden Peacock Hotel in City Centre, Lilongwe.

Gate charges

Meanwhile FAM has announced that the gate charges for the Flames versus Ghana match will be as follows: open stands K1, 000.00, covered stand K5, 000.00 and VIP stands K10, 000.00.

The tickets for the match will be on sale on Thursday and Friday.

Match officials

Sudanese referee Khalid Abdul Rahman will officiate the match and will be assisted by compatriots Waleed Ahmedali and Idam Hamid Mohamed while Hassam Ada Mahmed will be the fourth official. The match commissioner will be Ian McLeod from South Africa

The match is scheduled to kick off at 2.30pm local time.

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