Flames coach Meck Mwase says his charges are geared for the friendly match against Zambia’s Chipolopolo on Wednesday.
Speaking during a press briefing which was held in Lusaka on Tuesday morning at Football Association of Zambia (FAZ), Mwase said the game will offer him an opportunity to assess his players after a long break of football due to COVID-19 pandemic.
“The suspension of football affected most countries worldwide. I am happy that we secured this friendly match as a first step to assess the players in preparation for the AFCON qualifier match against Burkina Faso next month,” Mwase said.
Responding to questions from Zambian journalists, which was monitored on FAZ Facebook page, the Flames coach said despite playing a locally assembled Zambian team, his focus is on trying different combinations and make the boys ready for Burkina Faso.
“I have brought a strong team with eight professionals. Our hope is that Zambia will give us a good game. We are here to learn and I am sure the game will offer the boys to get to know each other better for the competitive matches next month,” he said.
Meanwhile, Football Association of Malawi (FAM) director of media and competitions, Gomezgani Zakazaka, has said Modolva-based Charles Petro joined the team in Lusaka on Tuesday afternoon.