Leader of the Flames delegation to Morocco, Daud Ntanthiko, has clarified that the Malawi national football team is on a training camp in the North African country.
Initially, it was announced that the Flames will participate in a six-nation tournament, however, Ntanthiko yesterday said the team is in camp in Morocco and that it will play training matches.
Logistical challenges have forced organisers of the scheduled six-nation tournament to cancel it and arrange international friendly matches.
The Flames will now play hosts Morocco under-23 side tomorrow Friday and Togo on Monday in Casablanca.
Football Association of Malawi (FAM) president Walter Nyamilandu yesterday confirmed the changes.
“The programme keeps on changing. Yesterday [Tuesday], we were told we would play Mauritania and Togo, but now they have changed,” he said.
Meanwhile, apart from Dalitso Sailesi, all foreign-based players had joined the group which flew to Casablanca yesterday morning.
Captain Limbikani Mzava was the last to join the squad in Dubai while Sailesi was expected to join the squad in Casablanca later yesterday.
The last group comprising assistant coaches Gerald Phiri, Peter Mpinda and Civil Sporting Club trio of Righteous Banda, Gomezgani Chirwa and Fletcher Bandawe will join the squad tomorrow.
Mzava said a rest later yesterday would help them recover after the 13-hour two-legged trip from Johannesburg to Dubai and then Casablanca. n