Andrew Malisero in Flames camp

BLANTYRE-(MaraviPost)—Following a dismal performance in Zambia by the Malawi national football team, Coach Meck Mwase has turned to youngster Andrew Malisero who is plying his trade in Kenya.

 Malisero, who joined Kenyan giants Gor Mahia on a three-year deal, arrived in the country yesterday through Kamuzu International Airport in Lilongwe for tomorrow’s friendly game against Zimbabwe.

Mwase, who said Malisero has been in his plans, was optimistic that the youngster will add value to the Flames by strengthening the striking force which proved to blunt in Zambia.

 “He is a dedicated youngster and very strong. I worked with him at the under-20 national team and I know he will give us the edge in our preparations. We have been monitoring him and we believe this is the right time for him to come and join us,” he said quoted by the local media.

Malawi will play Zimbabwe behind closed doors in line with Covid-19 prevention measures in Blantyre at Mpira Stadiu.

Football Association of Malawi (Fam) Competitions and Communications Director, Gomegzani Zakazaka, said the match has been moved to Mpira due to operational reasons.

“Hosting the match at Mpira Stadium will be very easy because the facility was already disinfected before the Flames started training. In addition, it will be easy for us to control entry so that only those with specific roles to play are admitted into the stadium. The game will be played behind closed doors and there is no compromise,” Zakazaka said.

Malawi is warming up for Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Burkina Faso while Zimbabwe will play against Algeria.

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