Cameroonian referee Christopher Nde will lead a team of match officials that will officiate the Flames Group L qualifier against Zimbabwe Saturday at Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre.
Nde will be centre referee with Thierry Bruno Tocke as first assistant and Joseph Fuanta Lambi as second assistant.
The trio is expected into the country today together with the match commissioner.
Meanwhile, Fifa referee Duncan Lengani will also officiate the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations Group B qualifier between Angola and Central African Republic.
The game will be played at Tundavala Stadium in Lubango, Angola.
Compatriots Clemence Kanduku and Innocent Kaundula will be first and second assistant referees.
The trio are the only Malawi referees assigned 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers that start this afternoon across the continent.
The battle for 15 places in the Gabon 2017 Afcon final starts today with the first and second seeds in the 12 four-team groups playing at home.
Tunisia host Djibouti while Algeria are at home to the Seychelles.
Ghana, runners-up to the Ivory Coast in the 2015 Cup of Nations last February, face Mauritius in Accra.
Nigeria face Chad, who lie 129 places lower in the world.
Egypt host Tanzania near Alexandria while South Africa host Gambia in Durban as Burkina Faso play the Comoros Islands.
Democratic Republic of Congo start against Madagascar.
Reigning champions Ivory Coast are on bye.
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