Zimbabwe’s Warriors new coach Klaus Dieter Pagels has proposed an international friendly match against the Flames on February 6, which is a Fifa calendar date to prepare for the 2014 World Cup qualifiers.
While confirming the development, Football Association of Malawi (FAM) president Walter Nyamilandu said the request is still under discussion as there are some logistics to be looked into.
“I can confirm that our Zimbabwean counterparts (Zifa) have approached us on the possibility of playing an international friendly match which would help both teams tune up for their next 2014 World Cup qualifiers,” said Nyamilandu.
FAM has since applied for supplementary funding having exhausted their K70 million allocation from government for the current fiscal year.
The Flames are preparing for Namibia’s Brave Warriors whereas the Warriors will face fallen Africa’s giants, Egypt, in March.
Malawi are third in Group F with two points having drawn both their matches against Kenya’s Harambee Stars (0-0) and Nigeria’s Super Eagles (1-1).
Nigeria top the group with four points whereas Namibia are second with three points and Kenya anchor the group with a single point.
Zifa indicated that they were in contact with FAM over a possible sparring with the Flames on February 6 although options are still open for the national association to find other opponents. The next dates for Fifa friendlies this year will be on June 4 and August 14.