Flames coach Young Chimodzi says his charges are ready to challenge for the Cosafa Cup title.
Chimodzi said this at a his last press conference in Malawi as his charges depart on Thursday morning for South Africa for the Southern African championship.
Malawi face Mozambique in the quarterfinal on Monday and Chimodzi who has picked a squad dominated by local based players said his charges are geared to chase a first ever Cosafa silverware.
The Flames have never won the competition since its inception in 1997 but Chimodzi said he has a squad capable of breaking the jinx.
He said he has trust in the local players and feels they have what it takes to win the cup.
“It’s possible especially with the combination between the locals and foreign based. We are building for the future meaning the Afcon and other competitions.
“Some of these players are young and will be here for a long time and we need to expose them but we are going to Rustenburg with full force to win the title,” he said.
The Flames will play South Africa in a training match on Friday evening before playing Mozambique in the Cosafa quarterfinal on Monday.
Coach Young Chimodzi has named a squad of seven foreign based players and 13 locals for the trip.
The following is the full squad:
Goalkeepers: Mcdonald Harawa, Charles Swini
Defenders: Limbikani Mzava, Bashir Maunde, Yamikani Fodya, John Lanjesi, Lucky Malata and Francis Mlimbika
Midfielders: Chimango Kayira, Fischer Kondowe, Micuim Mhone, John Banda, Frank Banda, Gerald Phiri JNR, Chikoti Chirwa and Ernest Tambe.
Strikers: Robin Ngalande, Muhammad Sulumba, Tizgowere Kumwenda and Zicco Mkanda.