Football Association of Malawi (FAM) has asked Egyptian FA to shift an international friendly against Malawi from November 23 to February 2016.
FAM and Egypt FA were planning to have the international friendly this month, but the date clashes with 2015 Cecafa Cup which Malawi will participate as guests, hence the decision to defer the match.
FAM general secretary Suzgo Nyirenda said they had asked their Egyptian counterparts for an international friendly in the event that Malawi were not allowed to participate in Cecafa Cup.
“You remember we said we wanted the Flames to either participate in Cecafa Cup or play an international friendly. We have been in talks with the Egypt FA for a while on the possibility of playing a strength-testing match,” Nyirenda said.
“We wanted the game to be played on November 23, but since we are also participating in the Cecafa Cup, we have asked our counterparts to reschedule the game to January or February 2016 and they have accepted.”
If the game against Egypt had materialised, it would have been the second time for Malawi to play the Pharaohs this year.
The Flames played Egypt in June just after returning from the Cosafa Cup where they won the Plate Section.
The Flames lost 2-1 to the Pharaohs in the friendly which they used to prepare for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Zimbabwe. n