Minister of Youth development, Sports and Culture, Grace Obama Chiumia, has said the government has allocated extra funds for the Malawi National Team’s remaining two games in the African Cup of Nations (Afcon) against Mali and Ethiopia next week.
Chiumia speaking to a local radio station confirmed of the development.
“There’s no need to press the panic button. We will provide the funds so that the team complete the two remaining games. We will release the funds very shortly. We are still speaking to other well wishers on how they can assist the team and we are sure of getting something,” said the minister.
The Flames were in a scare of pulling out of Afcon 2015 competition after government failed to provide funds for the team to go into camp.
Football Association of Malawi (FAM) have also revealed that since the funding is now available, the team is expected to enter into camp on Monday next week, with professional players’ starting to arrive on Tuesday.
Flames will host Mali on 15th November before leaving for Addis Ababa for their final African Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier against Ethiopia on 19th November.