Flames team manager James Sangala has said despite the five-hour delay of their flight to Uganda yesterday, the Flames will be in good shape by the time they line up against the Cranes tomorrow in a 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifier.
Malawi, who top Group B with three points following their 1-0 win over South Sudan’s Bright Stars in their opening match in Blantyre midweek, face Uganda at Namboole in Kampala.
The Flames only touched down at Entebbe International Airport at 6 am yesterday from Addis Ababa in Ethiopia instead of five hours earlier following the late arrival of their connecting flight.
Sangala said while the players would be affected in terms of resting time, “they will still be in good shape as we have tomorrow [Saturday] in its totality” .
Said Sangala: “We will not make fuss of that because we have had such experiences before.”
The team, which is putting up at Hotel Africana, had its first training session yesterday afternoon at 3pm.
“We are hoping to get the feel of the match venue on Saturday [this] afternoon,” he said.
The match kicks off at 3pm local time.
Uganda and Burkina Faso’s Stallions are joint second following their goalless draw in Ouagadougou while South Sudan anchor the four-team group.