Malawi national football team players are expected to regroup for pre-camp training early February ahead of a friendly match earmarked for March.
The pre-training is part of the Flames’ Coach Ronny van Geneudgen’s plan to keep locally-based players active ahead of qualifying matches for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations scheduled for September.
Speaking after meeting the Flames’ Southern Region-based players, Team Manager James Sangala said the coach wants national team players in shape ahead of qualifying matches against Cameroon, Comoros Islands and Morocco.
“The coach visited Southern Region-based players on Tuesday when he outlined a number of programmes to them. He picked the players who were part of the match against Lesotho, and he indicated that, on January 22, he would start assessing players before the actual camp,” Sangala said.
Among the players that attended the meeting with van Geneugden were Ernest Kakhobwe, Yamikani Fodya, Chiukepo Msowoya, Mike Mkwate and Miracle Gabeya (Nyasa Big Bullets), Jabulani Linje and Stanley Sanudi (Be Forward Wanderers).
Meanwhile, some Flames’ foreign-based players such as Dalitso Sailesi (Lusaka Dynamos, Zambia) and Robin Ngalande (Baroka FC, South Africa) are in the country for Christmas and New Year holidays.
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