LILONGWE--The Malawi national football team, the Flames, are scheduled to play Uganda at home in a strength-testing match on August 15 ahead of their 2013 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifier against Ghana in September.
The Football Association of Malawi (FAM) has confirmed the development, saying the two football associations have agreed to the friendly international to be played at Kamuzu Stadium in the commercial city of Blantyre.
FAM chief executive officer Suzgo Nyirenda says the Flames have travelled to Uganda three times for friendly matches in the past three years, but this time around they have agreed that the Cranes come to Malawi instead.
The Ugandans have been paired against Africa champions Zambia in the Afcon qualifiers in September and October in home and away games.
Malawi beat Zambia 1-0 during as on Independence Day (July 6) at Kamuzu Stadium in a friendly match. The goal was scored by former Orlando Pirates midfielder Joseph Kamwendo.
Meanwhile, the Flames are expected to regroup next week in preparation for the epic clash away against Ghana’s Black Stars in September.
Coach Kinnah Phiri is this week expected to name his squad of mainly local players for camp training at Chiwembe Technical Development Centre.
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