Flames relocate to Lilongwe


The Malawi National Football Team, the Flames, Monday relocated to Lilongwe ahead of Saturday’s Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifying match against Comoros Island at the Bingu National Stadium.

The team had been in camp at Chiwembe Technical Centre in Blantyre for a week and will continue training at the match venue in readiness for the encounter.

Assistant trainer Peter Mponda said all South Africa-based players have joined camp apart from Robert Ng’ambi and his Mozambique-based colleagues who will be in Tuesday.


Meanwhile, Comoros are expected in the country tomorrow through Kamuzu International Airport according to Football Association of Malawi General Secretary, Alfred Gunda.

The Indian Ocean island nation warmed up with a 2-0 loss to Togo on Sunday night.

This could be good news to the Flames who are still winless and without a goal in three games since Belgian coach, Ron Van Geneugden, took over.


The Flames, who slipped three places down the Fifa ranking this week, last played a match in April when they were knocked out of the African Nations Championship after losing 2-0 to Madagascar on aggregate.

Geneugden named a 21- member provisional squad ahead of the Comoros match.

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