Malawi under-23 football team will face Botswana in a return match of the 2019 U-23 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier match after winning by two goals to one in the first leg last week Saturday.
The team is being led by TN Stars coach Meke Mwase, and it came from behind to beat the junior Zebras in Gaborone and won the game in the last five minutes of regulation time.
The match will determine who goes through to the next round of the competition, but junior Flames have an upper hand in the match after the away win, and a draw for them will see them go through.
In an interview with one of the leading local newspapers here in Malawi, Mwase has called for massive support from fans so that they can easily sail through.
“We are calling on all the fans to rally behind us. There are times junior national teams win away and struggle at home. This usually happens due to lack of support at home but, this time, I believe all the fans will be behind us,” he said.
The team arrived from Botswana yesterday in the morning and was rested.
However, the coach said yesterday he was still assessing the first eleven that played against Botswana if those very same players might all feature today.
“We are still assessing how the players have responded to the long journey as well as those that were carrying minor knocks. All things being equal, we might have the same situation as in Gaborone,” he said.
The game will be played at Kamuzu Stadium today at 2:30 local time.