Malawi vs Ghana: Mission possible for the Flames?
Malawi's national football team, the Flames, return to Civo Stadium today in over two decades to face an uphill task when they date Ghana in a decisive 2013 Africa Nations Cup second leg qualifier but the coach Kinnah Phiri is full of optimism.
The Malawi national football team have to offset a 2-0 deficit after they lost the first leg match in Accra Ghana some weeks ago.
It is a task that seems impossible but certainly not unachievable as far as football is concerned and Flames coach Kinnah Phiri said he was encouraged by the performance of the players during training ahead of the tie.
"The morale is okay and all the players are mentally and physically ready for the match," the coach said.
"They have shown the right attitude during the sessions we had."
Kinnah asked supporters to rally behind the Flames through the entire match.
"This is a crucial game and we need to win by a convincing to qualify for next year's Africa Nations Cup final. We believe with massive support we can produce an outstanding performance," he said.
Flames have in the past defied odds when they stunned top sides to chalk important results and one that counts most is their win over giants Egypt.
It was a win that shook the nation and continent as a whole as Chiukepo Msowoya's last minute goal humbled Egypt, who were then the African kings.