Malawi national football team will face neighbouring Mozambique as part of Golden Jubilee of Malawi’s independence.
Football Association of Malawi (FAM) General Secretary Suzgo Nyirenda confirmed that the Flames would use the game as part of preparations for final Africa Cup of Nations Group qualifying round against Benin in September.
Nyirenda said the Flames coach Young Chimodzi would call up the players to start camping for the games.
He said the association was grateful to the government for making arrangements for the Flames to play Mozambique as part of the celebrations to mark 50 years of independence.
“We are happy because this game would help the players to prepare for Benin in the final qualifying Africa Cup of Nations Group game,” Nyirenda said.
“We are hoping to play two games before facing Benin for the coaches to try different combinations so that we should progress to the next round.”
But the General Secretary did divulge more information regarding the place where they would be played.
“This game is part of activities to mark 50 years of independence and it’s the government which can disclose when the celebrations will be held whether in Lilongwe, Blantyre or Mzuzu as it has been the case before.”
Malawi gained independence from Britain in 1964 after a colonial rule dating back to 1890s when it became Nyasaland African Protectorate under the British rule.