The Chinese Government has proposed that following the death of president Bingu wa Mutharika, the friendly match against the Flames should be shifted to May 9.
Initially, the game was scheduled to take place on April 25.
Sports Council executive secretary George Jana confirmed the development, but was quick to point out that the two parties are still discussing.
“We are still discussing as there are other factors that need to be looked into, including our teamâ€™s preparations because the suggested date means they will have to start training during the mourning period. So, we are trying to look into that as well.
“We should have concrete information by tomorrow on the matter,” said Jana said.
Football Association of Malawi (FAM) chief executive officer Suzgo Nyirenda also confirmed that the matter is still under discussion.
“We should have a clear picture by tomorrow on when the programme of the trip,” Nyirenda said.
The Flames will take on China as part of their preparations for 2014 World Cup and 2013 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers in June.
Malawi will face Kenyaâ€™s Harambee Stars and Nigeriaâ€™s Super Eagles in World Cup qualifiers before taking on Chad in a second round, second leg Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.