Flames coach Ronny van Geneugden has proposed to Football Association of Malawi (FAM) that pre-camp training should start next Monday in preparation for the 2019 African Cup of Nations (Afcon) Group B qualifier against the Comoros.
The Flames will host Les Coelecantes on June 10.
“I have proposed that we should have pre-camp training for three days [from Monday to Wednesday] to have a preliminary assessment of the new players.
“And subject to approval, we will go into full-scale camping from around May 28,” said the coach in an interview on Tuesday.
He said having watched some TNM Super League and Airtel Top 8 matches, he has identified players with special qualities and techniques.
“But the standard of play in some of the matches was below par. It was like watching tennis [with the ball being kicked end-to-end aimlessly],” he said.
FAM general secretary Alfred Gunda confirmed having been briefed by the coach on his plans.
“He did raise the issue with me, but first we have to look at the cost-implications against what we have. We also have to consider other logistics.
“So, we should come up with a definite position by tomorrow [today],” he said. n