December 29, 2016 by Staff Reporter
The Football Association of Malawi has announced that the Women football International friendly match between Malawi and Zambia on Friday will be free of charge.
FAM Commercial and Marketing Director Limbani Matola confirmed in an interview that the match set for Nankhaka Stadium in Lilongwe will be free for all.
” Our Women National team has not played a match at home in four years. But also this a first international match in Lilongwe in two years.
“So we urge fans to come in large numbers and support the team as it take a bigger step of bouncing back on the international scene,” said Matola
Ironically the last time the Women National team played a match at home was against Zambia in February 2012 during the 2012 Women Afcon Qualifiers. Malawi won the match 4-2 at the Kamuzu Stadium but lost the tie 9-4 on aggregate after losing 7-0 in Lusaka.
The team regrouped in Lilongwe on Tuesday after a two week break and Coach Stuart Mbolembole said on Wednesday the girls are responding well in training.
The Zambia Match will compensate for the failed bid to secure friendly matches against South Africa and Botswana.
Malawi had earmarked South Africa after Botswana unceremoniously withdrew from a friendly match against Malawi on December 3 this year.
Meanwhile the Malawi National Women football team has risen seven places on the latest Fifa rankings released last Friday and are now 123 in the World.
The team is ranked 22 in Africa and fifth in the Cosafa region behind South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Namibia.
The team last played in November 2015 against Tanzania in an international friendly match which they lost 2-0.-FAM