By Mphatso Malidadi:
Malawi under-23 national football team Coach, Meke Mwase, has expressed happiness with Football Association of Malawi’s (Fam) plans to send his team out of the country for camp training ahead of the two-legged 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games qualifier against Zambia in March.
Flames Reserve will meet their Zambian counterparts having booted out Botswana in the preliminary round.
Fam President, Walter Nyamilandu, recently hinted on plans to enable Malawi under-23 to prepare for Zambia elsewhere.
Mwase said camping outside the country would motivate the team to deliver.
“This is an entirely new team and we need to prepare thoroughly if we are to realise our dream of qualifying for the Olympics. Of course, Zambia is a good side but with good preparations, including friendly matches, we can go all the way,” he said.Advertisement
Mwase said there was need to strengthen all departments before facing Zambia to stand a chance of progressing to the next round.
Meanwhile, Fam has said it will use part of the FDH Bank sponsorship to prepare the under-23s.
The national football governing body received a timely boost after the bank renewed its contract by committing K60 million annual sponsorship to the association for three years.
During the first preliminary round, Malawi defeated Botswana 2-1 in an away game before drawing 1-1 at Kamuzu Stadium to progress 3-2 on aggregate.
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