By: Andrew Cane Chilapondwa
Flames mentor Enerst Mtawali says his charges are preparing well for the crucial 2017 African Cup of Nations qualifier against Guinea later this month.
Mtawali’s local based players have been camping at Chiwembe Technical Centre for the past two weeks in readiness for the two games and the coach believes that his players will be ready for the challenge in Guinea before hosting their opponents four days later.
“We are preparing very well for the two games. It won’t be easy but we will be up for the challenge once we face them at their own backyard.
“The local players are doing fine knowing that competition for a place is very stiff. Our chances of making it to Gabon depend in these two games so we will work extra hard in order to collect six points from them,” he concluded.
With a point from 2 games in Group L, Malawi National football team has to beat Guinea at all cost if they are to make it to Gabon.
Malawi started Group L qualifying matches on a very bad note after losing 2-1 to financially crippled Warriors of Zimbabwe before playing to a 2-all draw away from home against log leaders Swaziland.
Losing to Guinea will eventually end the Flames’s dream of appearing at Afcon finals for a third time.