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Foreign-based stars in Morocco

Malawi National Football Team’s foreign-based legion finally joined their colleagues in the Moroccan city of Agadir Thursday morning.

The players checked in at Anezi Hotel after completing an exhausting 17-hour flight.

The players travelled by road from Casablanca to Agadir, which is about 430 kilometres.

The Flames Coach, Ronny van Geneugden, said he will have two training sessions instead of one.

Captain Limbikani Mzava, Robert N’gambi, Richard Mbulu, Dalitso Sailesi, Frank Banda, Charles Swini, Gerald Phiri junior and Gabadinho Mhango joined the squad in Agadir.

Ngambi said training twice will help them shed off fatigue ahead of the encounter against Morocco Under-23 Friday.

The hosts will feature a Chan [African Nations Championship] squad since the main team will play in a World Cup qualifier also Friday.

Van Geneugden said inconveniences in flight arrangements should give Football Association of Malawi (Fam) a lesson ahead of their Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.

The Flames will travel to Morocco next year as they are in the same Afcon qualifying group B, alongside Comoros Islands and Cameroon.

“This has been done by Morocco but Fam needs to do better when we play them,” the coach said.

The players travelled in three groups. One group’s flight took them to Doha, Qatar, before connecting to Casablanca whereas the other group went via Dubai in the United Arab Emirates.

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