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All players to feature against Bafana

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Malawi national football team coach Young Chimodzi says all 20 players in the Flames squad will play in the training match against South Africa on Friday afternoon.


The strength-testing friendly match is part of the team’s preparations for the Cosafa Cup quarterfinal match against Mozambique on Sunday.


The Flames arrived at their base Sun City in Rustenburg around 5 pm on Thursday before immediately going for a loosening up training session.


Chimodzi said the friendly is crucial as it will see the local players teaming up with the foreign-based players for the first time before the Southern African regional tournament.


“It will mainly just be a glance of how we are going to play on Monday,” said the Flames mentor.


“It will be a run for all the players as we would like to use the match to assess everybody in the squad. The match will also give us a good picture of the foreign based players,” said Chimodzi.



Meanwhile five foreign based players have teamed up with their local-based compatriots.


Chimango Kayira and Zicco Mkanda (Mozambique), Gerald Phiri Jnr (Zimbabwe) plus Limbikani Mzava and Robin Ngalande (South Africa) joined the team at the OR Tambo International Airport.


The Mozambique-based duo of Frank Banda and Charles Swini joined the team on Thursday evening.


According to team manager Franco Ndawa, the friendly training match between the two sides will be played behind closed doors at the Mokgwatse Stadium.

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