Mighty Be Forward Wanderers midfielder Isaac ‘Chair’ Kaliati currently injured, said is very optimistic of recovering and play against Zimbabwe on Saturday.
Flames face Zimbabwe’s warriors in the Group L qualifier of the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) in Harare.
However, Kaliati continues to sit out of training following his injury as the team preparations are underway.
Former Malawi national football team captain, Joseph Kamwendo, joined the Flames camp at Mpira Village in Blantyre Monday ahead of Saturday’s game.
Other four South Africa based players namely South Africa-based Gerald Phiri Jnr (Bidvest Wits), Micium Mhone (Jomo Cosmos) and Harry Nyirenda (Black Leopards) and Wits-bound Frank Gabadinho Mhango arrived on Thursday afternoon.
Kamwendo arrived from Mozambique where he plays for Liga Desportivo de Maputo after switching from Congolese side, TP Mazembe.
Goalkeeper Charles Swini and midfielder John Banda also from Mozambique are expected to join camp.
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.
On the same day, Swaziland host Guinea. Only group leaders will qualify for the 2017 Afcon finals in 2017 in Gabon.