The Flames are living no stone unturned in their preparations for next monthâ€™s 2013 Africa Cup of Nations final qualification round against Ghanaâ€™s Black Stars.
Football Association of Malawi (FAM) has since sent coach Kinnah Phiri to Zambia to learn tactics from his Chipolopolo counterpart Herve Renard on how best to handle the Black Stars.
Zambiaâ€™s Chipolopolo have beaten the Black Stars twice in competitive games this year and FAM believes the Flames can learn some tactics on how to handle Ghana.
FAM president Walter Nyamilandu confirmed that Kinnah left the country on Friday and was expected back home on Sunday.
Nyamilandu said he spoke to his Zambian counterpart Kalusha Bwalya over the issue.
â€œApart from having DVDs for Ghanaâ€™s recent games, we have engaged our Zambian brothers through Kalusha and they have accepted to help us. To that effect, the national coach has travelled to Zambia to get technical and tactical tips from the Chipolopolo coaching panel on Ghana,â€ said Nyamilandu.
He added: â€œZambia have more information on Ghanaâ€™s style and we believe Kinnah will be able to learn a few tricks.â€
Ghana held China to a 1-1 draw in an international friendly match on Wednesday and Nyamilandu said they will also take advantage of the bilateral relations with the Chinese government to access a DVD of the Wednesday friendly.
â€œSo, we are not living anything to chance. Apart from the international friendly matches that we are trying to arrange [against Liberia and Zimbabwe], we want to get technical advice from the Zambia coaching panel as well as watch DVDs of Ghanaâ€™s recent games, including their 2010 World Cup matches.
Apparently, Bwalya told The Nation soon after the final round draw in South Africa that the Flames can draw a lot of inspiration from Zambiaâ€™s two recent victories over Ghana.
Zambiaâ€™s Chipolopolo booted out Ghana from the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations and also came out 1-0 victors when they met in a 2013 Africa Cup of Nations recently.