The Sierra Leone – Malawi friendly match scheduled for Tuesday 22, March 2016 will go ahead after negotiations have been completed, the Malawi Football Association (FAM) has said.
Teams manager, Clement Kafwafwa reiterated that his side will leave Malawi on Sunday for Sierra Leone for the much talked about friendly midweek.
“The Flames will leave Malawi Sunday, March 20 for Sierra Leone via Ethiopia. This test will help the team to tune up because we failed to secure a friendly apart from Sierra Leone,” Confirmed the FAM General Secretary Suzgo Nyirenda.
“We cannot manage to secure friendly matches easily with high profile teams in the absence of agents who need at least US$10,000 or US15, 000 fees.” Nyirenda was quoted as saying.
Abu Bakarr Kamara of the Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA) had told this medium negotiation is ongoing few days ago despite several reports of uncertainty.
Both teams will use the friendly as dress rehearsal ahead of their African Cup of Nations qualifiers against Gabon and Guinea respectively.
The Leone Stars upcoming matches against Gabon also slated to be played in Franceville on 25 March and in Freetown on the 28.
Leone Stars currently bottom of Group I with a single point.