Swaziland court Malawi’s Flames for friendly game

Swaziland has offered to play Malawi’s Flames in the run up to the Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers group preliminary round.

Swaziland coach Harries Madze Bulunga told Times of Swaziland on Monday that Malawi were in their plans for friendly games alongside Angola and Tanzania.

Bulunga said he would like to face tough oppositions and Malawi, Tanzania and Angola come into the picture having played South Africa, Mozambique and Lesotho.

Nyirenda: We will wait for official correspondence
Nyirenda: We will wait for official correspondence

“The games are yet to be confirmed but we are looking forward at playing against the top guns. We have played against South Africa’s Bafana Bafana, Mozambique and now it was Lesotho,” he said.

The coach  said part of his programme with the team was to play an international friendly match every month until the AFCON qualifiers in May.

FAM General Secretary Suzgo Nyirenda said it was a welcome development but declined to comment further.

“We need friendly games but we will be in a position to comment after they write us,” Nyirenda said.

Malawi have also plans to play a number of friendly games ahead of the qualifiers after Council of Southern Africa Football Associations disturbed their plans by shifting the tournament from April.

The tournament was rescheduled after Zimbabwe confirmed late to host it.

Malawi were thrashed 4-1 by Zimbabwe in a friendly game  played last week Wednesday at Kamuzu Stadium under the tutelage of new head coach Young Chimodzi.

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