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Flames to play in empty stadium

GETTING SET—Flames prepare

Alfred Gunda

Malawi national football team will play in an empty stadium when hosting Zimbabwe at Kamuzu Stadium in an international friendly match on October 11.

This is in-line with precautionary measures which the government set through the Presidential Task Force on Covid-19. The committee gave consent to Flames’ return to international scene and has also allowed clubs to start training from October 17.

Fam is supposed to implement safety measures when the Flames welcome The Warriors next month.

Following the uncertainty surrounding Cosafa Cup, Football Association of Malawi (Fam) has moved to secure a friendly match for the national team.

The Flames will play two friendly matches against Zambia on October 7 before entertaining Zimbabwe on October 11 during the Fifa international window.

Fam General Secretary Alfred Gunda said the two matches have been confirmed but more details on the Flames travel to Zambia and the arrangements for the home match will be announced later.

“We have finalised all arrangements with the two countries’ Football Associations on the two matches. We are now working on the Flames travel arrangement into and out of Lusaka as well as putting in place measures for hosting Zimbabwe in Blantyre in awake of the Covid-19 match organisation measurers as guided by the Malawi government,” he said.

The Meck Mwase side will use the two matches to prepare for crucial back to back 2020 Africa Cup of National qualifying matches against Burkina Faso in November.

Last week Mwase named a 32-member squad comprising of 21 local based players and 11 foreign based players who will feature in the two matches—Additional reporting Fam Media

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