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Malawi, Tanzania match advance ticket sales commence

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Alfred Gunda

Football Association of Malawi (Fam) has started advance ticket sales for the Beach Soccer Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifier between Malawi and Tanzania on Saturday.

The match is scheduled for Sunbird Livingstonia in Salima District.

The return match will be played in the Tanzanian port city of Dar-es-Salaam after two weeks.

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Fam announced on its website yesterday that advance tickets for the qualifier are at K5,000 each whereas the same ticket will cost K6,000 on match day.

According to Fam, the tickets are available at all Sunbird hotels across the country.

The country’s football governing body has also disclosed that prominent musician Lulu will spice up the match which kicks off at 3pm.

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Tanzania is expected to arrive in the country today through Lilongwe’s Kamuzu International Airport.

Fam General Secretary Alfred Gunda said preparations for the match were progressing well.

“Everything is progressing well and we are finalising logistical arrangements for the match,’’ Gunda said.

The winner between Malawi and Tanzania will qualify for the continental finals to be staged in Mozambique later this year.

By being the hosts, Mozambique have already qualified for the finals.

Malawi will go into the match with a squad of 15 which Coach Willy Kumilambe trimmed from 25 to 15 last week.

Team Manager Panganeni Ndovi said preparations were going on well ahead of the match.

“All the players are showing commitment towards the cause. We expect all the players to be in shape for the game,’’ Ndovi said.

Malawi will be hoping to draw from their 2016 Cosafa Beach Soccer tournament experience in Seychelles where they finished as runners-up to Madagascar.

Apart from the Cosafa Cup, Malawi also competed in the 2019 Copa Dar-es-Salaam where they lost all three matches to Burundi, Tanzania and Uganda.

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