The Football Association of Malawi (FAM) has been asked to open a donation account for the national team.
High court judge Dunstain Mwaungulu has led the charge urging the association to urgently look into the matter. Fans across the nation have backed the judge saying the Flames need all the support they can get towards the 2021 Afcon.
“FAM, you should open an account for the Flames to allow people to contribute to the team’s preparations and you should organize friendly matches against teams from all regions in Africa. The money should not go to FAM’s accounts,” said Mwaungulu.
Malawi qualified for the Afcon after dispatching Uganda 1-0 at the Kamuzu Stadium on Monday. Baroka FC striker Richard Mbulu scored the only goal of the game to seal victory for the Cosafa nation.
This is the country’s first qualification for the tournament in a decade and it has given the people hope for better performances in the finals next year.
A few DStv Premiership players are expected to lead the Flames in next year’s tournament. Orlando Pirates striker Gabadinho Mhango, Richard Mbulu of Baroka and Gerald Phiri Jr are some of the names that have rejuvenated the national team.
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