Malawi national soccer team, the Flames has officially been invited to participate at the 2012 CECAFA Tusker Senior Challenge Cup due in Uganda later this month.
The official announcement has been made by the Football Association of Malawi (FAM) in a statement released on Tuesday morning.
The regional tournament’s organising body always invites guest teams outside the region to participate in the annual tournament.
In the statement made available to Nyasa Timesand signed by FAM General Secretary Suzgo Nyirenda, this year’s CECAFA tourney will run from November 24 to December 8.
“The Football Association of Malawi would like to inform you that the Malawi national team (The Flames) has been invited the 2012 CECAFA Tusker Challenge Cup scheduled to take place in Uganda from 24th November to 8th December 2012” reads part of the statement.
According to FAM, the competition will help the Flames to be active ahead of the team’s next assignment in March next year against Namibia.
The statement further revealed that CECAFA tournament is one of the good platforms to help in exposing local talent.
“CECAFA is one of the competitions that can assist in exposing more local upcoming players apart from playing on FIFA calendar dates” said Nyirenda in the statement.
Meanwhile, FAM has announced that a 25 member squad has been selected by the national team coaches ane expected to start training camp soon.
But this will only await a government go ahead in regard to finances.
“We have planned that when we get the government’s approval then the team should start camp on Monday 12th November 2012 at the Chiwembe Technical Centre,” concludes the statement.
The Flames will need funding for air tickets, internal and travelling allowances among others.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :