By: Andrew Cane Chilapondwa
Malawi National Football team (the Flames) arrived in Free Town on Monday ahead of a training match against Sierra Leone this afternoon before proceeding to Conakry for the crucial 2017 African Cup of Nations qualifier against Guinea on Friday.
Six professional players have already joined the squad ahead of the match which will decide Malawi’s future in the qualification campaign.
Third with a point, the Flames must correct maximum points in two legs if they are to make it to Gabon for their third Afcon finals appearance.
Head coach Enerst Mtawali told the press on Sunday that his charges will play for a win against the National Elephants.
“Everybody knows how vital is it for us to get all the three points away from home. We will play for a win against them,” he said.
Malawi will play the same opponents four days later at Kamuzu Stadium.
Statistics have shown that the Flames have never lost in Guinea, coming out with draws in all the three matches against the West African side.
In the same group, leaders Swaziland will play host to Zimbabwe in the top of the table clash as both teams have accumulated four points a peace.