The Malawi Under 23 National Football team is expected to give hope to the nation as they take on their Zambian counterparts on Wednesday afternoon at Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre.
This is the first leg of the qualifying game for the 2020 Olympic games in Tokyo, Japan, while the return match will be played the following Sunday in Lusaka, Zambia.
The young Chipolopolo boys, who were camping in South Africa, have already arrived in the country on Monday through Chileka Airport under the team’s deputy coach, Bilton Musunda.
The Junior Flames have been in camp for about a month and had a two-week camp in Belgium where they played six friendly matches against the country’s clubs before flying to Egypt for another match testing fixture.
While in Belgium the team managed to win two, drew two and lost the other two games before going down again to Egypt.
Head coach, Meke Mwase, is expected to rely in the services of goalkeeper Charles Thom with Peter Cholopi and Gomezgani Chirwa in the line of defense.
Stanley Sanudi and Mike Mkwate are likely to control the midfield while the scoring machine will be manned by Chikayiko Batson and Juma Yatina.
Spectators at the stadium will cough K1, 000 for the open stands and K2, 000 MBC stands.
Covered and VIP stands have been priced at K3, 000 and K5, 000 respectively.