Malawi Women’s National Football Team Head Coach McNerbert Kazuwa has proposed to face Zimbabwe or South Africa in an international friendly before dating Zambia in the Caf Women’s African Cup of Nations qualifier slated for next month.
Scorchers regrouped on Sunday at Mpira Village in Chiwembe Township, Blantyre, with Malawi based players.
Kazuwa said Zimbabwe and South Africa were ideal warm-up opponents ahead of the qualifier against Zambia.
“We have been idle for many months as we last played during last year’s Cosafa Championship in South Africa. Playing an international friendly will help us assess the squad and develop a proper game-plan,” he said.
National Women’s Football Association (NWFA) Chairperson Suzgo Ngwira said they would engage Football Association of Malawi (Fam) to assist them arrange for a friendly.
“I am yet to receive the request from the technical panel but we are on it because we know the importance of the match. We want the players to make us proud by emulating the senior men’s side feat,” she said in reference to Flames’ 2021 Africa Cup of Nations finals’ qualification.
Kazuwa has named five professional players in the 30-member squad in readiness for 2022 Caf Women’s African Cup of Nations qualifier.
The coach has also included Zambia-based duo of Chimwemwe Madise and Patricia Nyirenda of Lusaka Dynamos while USA-based Lughano Nyondo has been given a maiden call up.
The scorchers will face Zambia home and away between June 7 and 15.