Flames coach dismisses fears of inadequate preparations

Flames head coach, Meke Mwase has dismissed fears that the on-going non-residential training will not provide the much needed preparation for the Africa Cup of Nations first leg match against Burkina Faso next month.

Mwase told YFM Online that the non-residential training for the FLAMES which is currently going on in all the three regions of the country, is just part of the programme which the coaching panel outlined before calling the players into residential camp during the second week of March.

He said currently, there’s remarkable progress on the fitness level of the players considering that the top-flight league is off-season.

“I have assistants such as Charles Kamanga in the North, Lovemore Fazili in the centre and myself together with assistant coach Bob Mpinganjira in the South.”

“We are working and planning the sessions together. Moreover, during this period when the league is off-season, we are concentrating on the physical fitness levels of the players,” he said.

Mwase added that fears from some quarters of inadequate preparations due to non-residetial training should not be guaranteed at this point in time.

Malawi starts the AFCON qualifier away in Burkina Faso on March 23 before playing the return leg at home on March 31, 2020.

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