Though not officially declared Ebola free, Guinea will host the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifier against the Flames after the country was cleared by the Confederation of African Football (CAF).
At the height of the Ebola pandemic, Guinea were forced to play their group L home match against Swaziland in Morocco amid fears that the players could contract the virus that has killed dozens in Sierra Leone and Liberia too.
However, Football Association of Malawi (FAM) general secretary Suzgo Nyirenda said CAF has informed them that the match will be played in Conakry on March 23 next year.
“CAF wrote us few days ago to tell us that Guinea is safe from Ebola so our game will not be played at a neutral venue,” he said.
Nyirenda said they welcomed the early communication because it has given them an opportunity to prepare logistically.
According to the New York Times report, Guinea began its official countdown to being declared free of the disease on Tuesday.
Swaziland, who have four points, lead the group. Zimbabwe are second with same number of points. Malawi and Guinea are third and fourth respectively, with one point each.