Malawi national football team acting coach Nsanzurwimo Ramadhan has received a major boost ahead of Flames’ dead-rubber 2017 Africa Cup of Nations Group L qualifier against Swaziland after all foreign-based players arrived on Monday.
Flames will date Swaziland at Kamuzu Stadium on Sunday.
Flames skipper, Limbikani Mzava, who missed the Cosafa tournament as well as the Afcon qualifier against Zimbabwe, was among seven professionals that arrived at Chileka Airport.
Recalled Platinum Stars midfielder, Robert Baggio Ng’ambi, Micium Mhone of Jomo Cosmos and Mozambique based duo John Banda and Chimango Kayira have also arrived.
In-form Bidvest Wits forward, Gabadinho Frank Mhango, and his teammate, Gerald Papa Phiri jnr completed the first set of the professionals.
Mozambique based goalkeeper Charles Swini was due to arrive later during the day.
The Flames contingent was welcomed by Football Association of Malawi (Fam) General Secretary, Suzgo Nyirenda and Flames Team Manager Clement Kafwawa.
Mzava said they were excited to join their locally based colleagues as Flames seek to win their first game in the qualifier.
“This game is still important to us. The result will have a bearing on Fifa ranking. Besides that we owe the nation victory having performed badly in previous games,” he said.
Kafwafwa said the technical panel was delighted with the arrival of foreign-based players.
“The head coach and the rest of technical panel members will have ample time to fine tune before the final game,” he said.
Flames are anchoring Group L with two points from five games.
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