Flames coach Meke Mwase has pleaded for support from Football Association of Malawi (FAM) for the national team’s preparations in Qatar World Cup and African Cup of Nations (Afcon) group stages qualifiers.
The coach made the plea after Malawi made it to the group stage of the World Cup qualification following a 1-0 victory over Botswana Zebras at Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre.
The Flames tactician said the team will need to prepare thoroughly for the qualification marathon.
“We have all seen that we have a very good young team. All we need now is to support the boys. We need adequate preparations tough,” he said.because things are going to get
Mwase also touched on players welfare, saying that will help motivate the team.
“When I say we need support, I am also talking of the players welfare and that of the members of the technical panel as well,” he said.
Reacting to Mwase’s plea, Footbal Association of Malawi (FAM) general secretary Alfred Gunda said the association will do its best to ensure that the team has full support.
“We have trust in the team. We cannot let them down after the team showed the potential that it has,” he said.
Malawi now joins 14 other teams that have made it to the group stage alongside 26 others who were seeded.
The 40 teams will be pooled into 10 groups of four teams.
They will battle it out with group winners qualifying for the third round.
The 10 teams will then be paired against each other to identify five teams who will qualify for the Qatar finals.