Malawi Flames are ready to face Morocco in the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) round of 16 under floodlights at Stade Ahmadou Ahidjo in Yaounde, Cameroon.
Leader of delegation Tiya Somba-Banda said in an interview the team has acclimatised to Yaounde weather after leaving Bana where they played their group matches.
He said the team trained for three days under floodlights.
Said Somba-Banda: “The players are ready for the game. Yaounde is hotter than Bana where we played our group matches. The players also trained in the evening to familiarise themselves with floodlights as the game will be played in the evening.”
He also said playing at night would be good for the team because of the hot weather.
The team had its first training session in Yaounde on Friday evening at the Military Stadium.On Saturday the team trained twice at the same venue.
Flames vice-captain John Banda said: “All is well in camp. We travelled well from Bafoussam and have settled well in the new environment. To most of us is not new.
“We were here in 2018, for 2019 Afcon qualifiers and just four months ago for the World Cup qualifiers. So, we are very familiar with the venues and everything.
“The Morocco game is the biggest game of our lives and we are looking forward to it. We respect Morocco, but we don’t fear them. We played them twice in the Afconthree years ago and I played in both matches. They are a beatable side with a proper game plan.”