Football Association of Malawi (FAM) has urged football fans to cheer the Flames when they host e-Swatini on Saturday in a Championship of African Nations (Chan) first-round, second leg at Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre.
The association’s commercial and marketing director Limbani Matola urged supporters to watch the match, saying the Flames rarely disappoint when playing at Kamuzu Stadium.
“We would like to encourage all football loving Malawians to come in large numbers at Kamuzu Stadium on Saturday to cheer our beloved national team for us to secure total victory against e-Swatini,” he said.
“Malawians have more than one reason to rally behind the Flames. We need to support coach Meke Mwase and his technical panel so that they feel it that we are all behind them as they conquer e-Swatini. And we know that the Flames rarely lose when playing at home, the Kamuzu Stadium.
“Match statistics are there for all to see. In the last five years, we have lost only three games at home against Zimbabwe, Guinea and Madagascar. And between 2008 and 2012, the Flames only lost one game to Burkina Faso at Kamuzu Stadium. It is this record which helped the team to qualify for 2010 Afcon. Giants have fallen at our hands at Kamuzu Stadium and e-Swatini will be completely burnt to ashes,” he said.
Flames captain John Lanjesi said they are determined “to accomplish the mission on Saturday and qualify for the second round and we urge the fans to rally behind us”.
Open stands advance tickets have been pegged at K1 500 and K2 000 at the gate while an MBC Stand advance ticket is at K2 500 and K3 000 on match day. Covered Stands advance tickets will go at K4 000 and K5 000 on the match day while the VIP advance tickets are selling at K6 000 and K8000 on match day.
The first 5 000 people to enter the stadium will get a complimentary Vital bottled water courtesy of Rab Processors Limited while 55 lucky fans will watch the match free by just sending SMS ‘Flames’ to 225.