Fresh Covid-19 tests conducted last Wednesday has cleared Flames squad from Coronavirus, at least for those that got tested.
Breaking the news, Football Association of Malawi Communication Director Gomegzani Zakazaka said the test were conducted as one way of meeting the travel requirements for the team to be allowed access into Zambia.
“The tests were done to enable the FA secure entry permits into Zambia as failure to do so would have made our job difficult.
“The same can be said about our foreign based players as they are certified Covid-19 free after undergoing similar tests on Wednesday in their respective bases”.
Now that the results are encouraging, its up to the coach to decide on who will make it into his final Squad to be released probably this Saturday”, Zakazaka said.
Meanwhile, at least nine foreign based players are on Friday expected to join the Malawi Men’s national football team camp in readiness for the upcoming international friendly matches against Zambia and Zimbabwe next week.
According to FAM’s itinerary seen by SWAM 365, Mozambique based duo of captain John Banda and Schumaker Kuwali were expected to arrive in the country Friday morning.
Later in the afternoon, it will be the turn of the 2020 Absa joint Golden Boot winner Gabadinho Mhango alongside countrymen plying trade in South AfricaLimbikani Mzava, , Gerald Phiri Junior, Chawanangwa Kaonga, Richard Mbulu and Dennis Chembezi.
They will jet in through Kamuzu International Airport in Lilongwe together with USA based Yamikani Chester.
FC Sheriff Tiraspo marksman Charles Petro will fly direct from his base in Moldova on Monday and join the rest of the team in Zambia.
However, Georgia based midfielder Francisco Madinga is doubtful due to COVID-19 travel complications.
The Flames are expected to travel to Zambia on Monday ahead of the match against Chipolopolo on Wednesday and will return on Thursday before facing Zimbabwe at the Kamuzu Stadium on Sunday October 11.
This is preparation for back to back 2022 AFCON Qualifying matches against Burkina Faso in November.
The Flames started camping on Monday last week after government lifted the six months long suspension on all sporting activities in the country due to the threat of Coronavirus in the country.