Football Association of Malawi (FAM) has said it is yet to come up with a calendar for Flames’ preparations for World Cup games against Nigeria and Namibia in June because government is yet to approve their budget.
FAM president Walter Nyamilandu on Monday said they could not formulate a calendar without knowing how much government will release for the Flames.
“We depend on government and we have to wait if they have approved the whole budget we submitted,” said Nyamilandu.
He said they are hopeful that government will come to their rescue.
Nyamilandu acknowledged that interim coach Eddingtone Ng’onamo needs to have a strength-testing match to assess the players.
While the Flames are uncertain about their friendly games, Nigeria will use the Confederations Cup in Brazil to prepare for the World Cup qualifiers.
Nigeria face Tahiti, Uruguay and Spain in Brazil.
Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan and Minister of Sports Bolaji Abdullahi have pledged government support to make sure the Super Eagles qualify for the 2014 World Cup.