Decisive match for Flames’ world cup journey

Head coach for the Malawi national soccer team, Meke Mwase, has admitted that Tuesday’s world cup qualifiers preliminary round second leg match against the Zebras of Botswana, will not be an easy ride just as the first leg.

Mwase made the remarks during a pre-match press conference held at the Cross Roads Hotel in Blantyre on Tuesday.

The two sides are set to meet at Kamuzu stadium in Blantyre in a return fixture following their goalless draw first leg match played last Saturday in Francistown, Botswana.

However, Mwase said his boys are well prepared both psychologically and physically and they will utilize the home ground advantage.

Said Mwase: “I can’t predict the outcome of tomorrow’s game but all I can say is that the boys are well prepared both physically and psychologically and playing at home is an added advantage to our side.”

He also revealed that all the players who travelled with the team to Botswana are available in camp and no injury has been registered so far.

Flames vice-captain, Gerald Phiri Junior, has urged fans to provide morale to the team and has promised that the team will carry the day.

On the other hand, assistant coach for Botswana, Tina Mpote, said although he is aware that it’s going to be a highly contested match but he has confidence in his boys.

If the 90 minutes of the game ends in a stalemate, then the match will proceed into extra time before penalty shootout.

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