Task Force gives greenlight to Flames training

The Presidential Task Force on Covid-19 says Malawi National Football Team, The Flames are allowed to start camping with immediate effect ahead of upcoming assignments.

Co-chairperson of the Task Force John Phuka told journalists in Lilongwe on Thursday that the Taskforce has put on hold its decision on the resumption of local football activities including the Super League until next week Thursday.

“In the meantime, the committee has commissioned to allow the National Team to start training so that it participates in international tournaments and obligations,” Phuka told journalists in Lilongwe .

The Flames are expected to take part in this year’s Cosafa Senior Men’s Tournament slated for October 2-17 in Durban, South Africa before facing Bukina Faso back to back in the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifiers. Between 9-17 November.

However, the future of Cosafa Cup remains uncertain this year as some Member Associations are still on lockdown due to Covid-19.

FAM has already put strict conditions for Flames camping.

In the Afcon qualifiers, the Flames are third in Group B with three points having defeated South Sudan 1-0 whereas Uganda and Bukina Faso are joint leaders with four points from two rounds of matches.

Football was suspended in March this year as a measure to control the spread of the pandemic. As of today, the country has registered seven new cases, 236 recoveries and one death. In total, the country has 1532 active cases, 4000 recoveries and 179 deaths.


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