The Malawi women football team is today expected to fly to Dar es Salaam, Tanzania ahead of this Saturday’s international friendly match against their Tanzanian counterparts Twiga Stars.
The match was initially set to be played at Civo Stadium in Lilongwe two weeks ago, but the Tanzania Football Federation (TFF) requested to host the match at Azam Complex this Saturday.
National Women Football Committee (NWFC) chairperson Severia Chalira said the team was ready for the match.
“All the preparations for this match are complete. We had a wonderful rebuilding process and we are ready to get back on the international stage,” she said.
This will be Malawi’s first international appearance after a two-year self-imposed break for a rebuilding process.
The match will help the team tune up for next year’s Confederation of Southern Africa Football Associations (Cosafa) Championship in Seychelles.
Thom Mkorongo has named a 20-player squad that is expected to travel to Tanzania alongside a five-member technical panel.
The match will be the first international game for Malawi since November 2013.
The team went into a self-imposed two-year break for rebuilding exercise following embarrassing defeats, including 2-8 and 1-5 losses to Zimbabwe and South Africa respectively.
Meanwhile, Tanzania’s head coach Rogasian Kaijage has named a 22-member squad for the match.n