Carlsberg Malawi Limited on Tuesday gave the country’s national football team the Flames K50 million as part of preparations for the return-match against Zimbabwe and COSAFA 2016 games.
Flames face Zimbabwe’s warriors in the Group L qualifier of the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) in Harare this Saturday.
And Carlsberg Malawi Limited made a timely presentation of MK50 million as per sponsorship obligations.
With two points from five games, the Flames hope to salvage something in Zimbabwe. The Warriors lead the standings with eight points from five games.
Flames are boosted by the presence of foreign-based players in the likes of former team’s captain, Joseph Kamwendo, Gerald Phiri Jnr, Micium Mhone, Harry Nyirenda and Frank Gabadinho Mhango.
Goalkeeper Charles Swini and midfielder John Banda also from Mozambique are expected to join camp.
On the same day, Swaziland host Guinea. Only group leaders will qualify for the 2017 Afcon finals in 2017 in Gabon.