YAOUNDE-(MaraviPost)-Malawi National Football team, the Flames is ready to scotch Zimbabwe in its second match tonight following clearance of key players from COVID-19.
The Football Association of Malawi (FAM) on Thursday, January 13, 2022 announced that as per the CAF 2021 AFCON pre-match protocols the Flames players and officials underwent a Covid-19 PCR test on Wednesday afternoon, 48 hours before the team’s second group B match against Zimbabwe.
All the 28 players have tested negative and are available for selection for today’s Match.
Head of delegation Tiya Somba Banda said: “We are delighted that all the players have been cleared.
”We would like to thank our medical team for their effort and dedication in taking care of the team. We now have a full squad and look forward to Thursday’s training which will bring together the whole squad for the first time.
“It’s a timely boost so that we have all the players available for the Zimbabwe game which is a must win for us to remain in contention for a place in the knock-out stages.”
The Flames had 15 players only for their first game against Guinea on Monday which they lost 1-0 as six players tested positive for COVID-19 while two others were still in Saudi Arabia.
FAM has also brought in five players who were on Reserve list to boost the squad.
On Monday, January 10, 2022 Malawi lost to Guinea, one nil despite outstanding performance.