Kenya will be a guest nation at the Cosafa Under-17 Championships in Mauritius later this month after Mozambique withdrew from the competition.
The Young Mambas have pulled out because the Cosafa Cup clashes with a youth tournament in the Cape Verde in which they are participating, according to a press statement from Cosafa chief executive officer Sue Destombes.
FAM general secretary Suzgo Nyirenda also confirmed receiving communication from Cosafa on the changes.
The development means Group B will now have Malawi, Zambia, Kenya and Madagascar.
Malawi will start the campaign against Madagascar on July 22 at Stade Saint Francois Xavier in Port Luis.
Their second match is against Zambia on July 24 before wrapping up the group matches against Kenya on July 26.
Kenya will use the regional championship to prepare for their African Under-17 Championships qualifier against Cameroon.
The first leg will be played on the weekend of August 5/6, a week after the Cosafa Under-17 Championships.
Kenya are no strangers to participating in Cosafa tournaments.
They took part in the 2013 Cosafa Castle Cup for senior national teams and the Under-20 championship played later that year, losing in the final to South Africa.
Malawi Under-17 national team is in camp in preparation for the tournament.
The Under-17 coach Deklerk Msakakuona said he will announce his final squad by Friday before the team flies to Mauritius next week.
The team last took part in the championship in Zimbabwe in 2014 and finished fourth.
Their best performance was in 2001 when they won gold.
That time Malawi hosted the competition.