The Malawi government has denied to give in to the demands of the Football Association of Malawi (FAM) for funds for a proposed friendly match against Botswana ahead of the Malawi national football team Afcon assignment.
The Flames needed up to MK27 Million to meet Botswana ahead of their crucial Afcon qualifier game away in Zimbabwe.
They had proposed for the friendly on 29th May.
But according to FAM, the government has provided money up to MK17 Million meaning that the Flames are short of a whopping MK10 Million.
FAM’s Chief Executive Officer, Suzgo Nyirenda says that at the moment the FA is pushing for the provision of the funds but said they could be informing their Botswana counterparts that they will not make it due to monetary constraints.
Nyirenda says that the funds the Flames have now will only allow them to fly to Zimbabwe where they will stay for two days.
They play Zimbabwe who won the first meeting 2-1 at Kamuzu Stadium on June 4.
Swaziland will be playing Guinea on the same day.
The Flames’ 1-2 loss to Guinea in April left the the team bottom of the group with two points from four matches, with just two games left.
Their 1-2 loss to Guniea means the team is bottom of the group with two points from four matches, with just two games left.