Brave Warriors coach Roger Palmgren believes his charges can overcome the Malawi test today in a crucial 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifier at the Kamuzu Stadium.
Speaking from Blantyre via telephone, Palmgren said despite having limited time with the full squad for the game, there are no excuses ahead of the game in Blantyre at 13h00, Namibia time.
“The last time I had training with the guys was Thursday in Windhoek and we only having the only training session here in Blantyre today (Wednesday) and that should not be an excuse for us to lose, tactics will be important,” said Palmgren.
He also said that he is pleased with the arrival of three more players, Lazarus Kaimbi, Tangeni Shipahu and Manfred Starke, despite travelling fatigue that might creep in.
“All the guys are tired from all the travelling because of the flights issue, but we are all focused on the job at hand and come tomorrow we have to do the job. I won’t be easy but we have players we believe in and our plan is to win this game,” said Palmgren.
Palmgren also revealed that the team has received good treatment from the Malawians thus far and the training ground and all the logics are well organised.
Malian referee Koman Coulibaly will take charge of this clash.
The other Group F match between Kenya and Nigeria in Nairobi will also be played this afternoon, kicking off at 16h00 CAT.
The Brave Warriors lost 1-0 to Malawi at home in March and now face a mountain to climb in their quest for their first ever FIFA World Cup qualification.