Malawi national football team suffered a 1-0 loss to Zambia in a friendly match played on Thursday at Nkoloma stadium. The team is preparinf for back to back games at the 2021 African cup of nations (AFCON) qualifiers against Burkina Faso later this month.
The home side scored the lone goal of the match in the 21st minute through Collins Sikombe which proved vital for the Chipolopolo boys to give their new coach a win in his first match in charge.
Speaking after the match, Flames assistant coach Lovemore Fazili who led the team in the absence of head coach Meke Mwase who is in Netherlands said despite the loss the game has given them a good chance to access the local based players ahead of the two crucial fixtures.
“We have lost the game but am not much concerned with the result as we came here to see how good the local players who we have been with in camp can play and am happy with how they approached the game as they played to instructions. Going back home we should be able to rectify the few problems we have noted and by the time the professional will be joining us we should be able to have a good games,” said Fazili.
The Flames will play Burkina Faso on 26th March in Ougadugu before playing a return match on 30th march in Blantyre.