By Edwin Mbewe
LILONGWE-(MaraviPost)-Vice Captain for the Malawi National Football Team “The Flames” John CJ Banda has assured the nation that the team is ready to play Morocco and get a crucial victory over the North African Giants today, January 25, 2022 in the round 16 of the 2021 Continental showpiece in Yaoundé Cameroon.
Banda added that, all players are aware about how vital the game is,saying if they can manage to go through this stage they will draw the attention of many scouts both from Africa and other continents including Europe hence they have promised to play with their lungs out to open up other opportunities.
“Let me first thank our technical panel led by Mario Mariana Marinica and Meck Mwase, they have encouraged us in many ways a head of this encounter. That draw against Senegal gave us courage which we will take into this game against Morocco.
“Our Coaches have given us vital information about Morocco, We have great chance of winning it,we have played them before”, Banda added.
Mario Marinica, who is leading the Flames technical panel at the tournament, said he is impressed with the way the players have been responding to the training sessions.
“The team is very well prepared, the players are working so hard we are as a family,so far everything looks so great,commitment and focus is very good.Morocco plays very fantastic football.
“They have been unbeaten for a good number of games and they play organized football but we are equally ready for the showdown as we have done in the previous games”,Marinica lamented.
Flames qualified to the last 16 of the continental showpiece for the first time in history,they battle it out with Morocco on Tuesday from 2100hours in the evening in Yaoundé Cameroon.