Flames, Swaziland Battle Shifted

August 24, 2016 by Staff Reporter

By Masiye Weyasi

Malawi national team, the Flames’ last 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifier against Swaziland has been shifted to Sunday September 4 at Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre.

Initially, the game was scheduled to take place on Saturday, September 3, 2016,

Football Association of Malawi (FAM) General Secretary Suzgo Nyirenda said the the changes have been made by Confederation of African Football (CAF).

“CAF has shifted the match because they want it to be played on the same day with the other Group L last match between Guinea and Zimbabwe,”

”The rule that last matches should be played on same day and same time” he said.

He added that CAF wanted the match to kick off at 4:30pm just like the Guinea versus Zimbabwe match but FAM requested to start the game earlier because Kamuzu Stadium does not have floodlights.

Flames anchor Group L with two points from five games while Zimbabwe is topping the group with 11 points with Swaziland coming second with eight points and Guinea is on third position with five points.

Flames caretaker coach Nsanzuwrimo Ramadhan expressed optimism in registering the first win in their group citing he entrusted his 27 man squad in his call up.

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