The Meke Mwase-led National football team technical panel has released players from camp for club engagements this weekend.
Flames team manager James Sangala yesterday confirmed the break on Wednesday, saying the players and are expected back at Mpira Village in Chiwembe, Blantyre this evening.
The camp aims at preparing the national team for the 2020 African Nations Championship (Chan) qualifier return leg against eSwatini at Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre on May 11 .
The first leg in Mbabane, e-Swatini ended in goalless draw.
Sangala said the technical panel has decided to break camp after noting that all the local giant clubs that have contributed most of their key players to the national team will be busy in the TNM Super League this weekend.
“We would like to give the players a chance to help their clubs in this weekend’s league fixtures,” he said.
Today, Be Forward Wanderers will lock horns with Eagles at Kamuzu Stadium whereas Dwangwa will battle it out against Masters Security at Chitowe Stadium in Nkhotakota.
In the Flames 28-player squad, Bullets have 11 players, Wanderer eight, Silver three and one each from Eagles, Moyale Barracks, TN Stars and second tier league outfit Red Lions.
Bullets team manager James Chilapondwa yesterday welcomed the release of the players.
“We are happy that the Flames, with the Football Association of Malawi’s [FAM] guidance, have now developed a good working relationship with the clubs,” he said.
“We were always worried whenever our players went into the national team camp. Our performance in domestic competitions was affected because the players were hardly released on time for club engagements,” .