By: Andrew Cane Chilapondwa
Flames and Jomo Cosmos winger Micium Mhone has arrived into the country to join Malawi National football team camp ahead of Group L African Cup of Nations qualifier against Guinea next weekend.
Upon arrival, the former Blue Eagles playmaker said he was confident of getting positive results despite playing away from home.
“It is good to be home but it is important that I will be training with the rest of the squad as I am on break up to the 13th.The Guinea matches will give us a picture of our qualification chances. But we are determined to get all the six points and then finish off in the last two games,” Mhone told the country’s FA.
He is the only foreign based player to join the team before leaving the country as most of the professional players will fly straight to Guinea for the massive show down
On Tuesday, Mhone played a vital role in his Club’s 1-nil victory over South African champions Kaizer Chiefs.
The Flames are third in the group with a point, three points behind log leaders Swaziland and second placed Zimbabwe. Victories over Guinea will resurrect Flames’ chances of making it to Gabon.
The team leaves the country for Sierra Leone for a friendly match on Tuesday before enrooting to Guinea the following morning.
Both teams started their opening games on a very poor note, with Guinea losing to Swaziland before playing to a 1-all draw against Zimbabwe in September whilst Malawi lost to Zimbabwe 2-1 before playing to a 2-all draw against Swaziland in Mbabane.