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Burkina Faso re-fix Afcon games

Football Association of Malawi (Fam) has complained to Confederation of African Football (Caf) after their counterparts Burkina Faso Football Federation (BFF) yet again changed dates for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier.

Initially, BFF turned down Fam’s request to reschedule the fixture after insisting that the first leg should be played in Ouagadougou on March 28 before the Flames hosts the Stallions on March 31 at Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre.

In latest development, Burkina Faso has communicated to Fam that the first leg will take place on March 26 in Ouagadougou.

Fam General Secretary, Alfred Gunda, said the association contacted Caf to be aware of the situation on the ground.

“Much as we don’t have a say on away fixture, we believe that our counterparts are doing this deliberately. Last week they changed the home date and this week they are telling us different thing. Of course this is their home fixture they can do anything they like but this is not normal.

“As I am talking to you I am waiting for a response from Caf because we have lodged a complaint on this. Nevertheless, we will be ready for the match,” he said.

Gunda said if the current stance is maintained Malawi will host Burkina Faso on March 30.

Flames Coach, Meck Mwase, has described the situation as mind games ahead of the qualifier.

“Our colleagues are more advanced when it comes to mind games. All these things are to play with our mind. I must admit that I am also in an awkward position as the dates of the away game keep on changing,” Mwase said.

The development means that Flames will now have two days of recovery.

Flames are third in group B with three points from two games.

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