Confederation of African Football security officer Nicholas Musonye is expected in the country soon to inspect Civo Stadium in readiness for next Saturdayâ€™s 2013 Africa Cup of Nations clash between the Flames and Ghanaâ€™s Black Stars.
Football Association of Malawi (FAM) chief executive officer Suzgo Nyirenda confirmed the news on Wednesday.
â€œWe have received information from Confederation of African Football (CAF) that they will be sending Musonye to inspect the stadium and he will send a report to CAF headquarters based on his findings to determine the readiness of the stadium,â€ said Nyirenda.
But he expressed optimism that the facility will pass the test.
â€œWe are hopeful that the stadium will make the grade because most of the renovations have been completed. The actual pitch is also in good condition having been extensively worked on for the past two weeks,â€ said Nyirenda.
Meanwhile, FAM has said the Flames are expected to relocate to Lilongwe on Sunday to step up their preparations for the Black Stars showdown.
â€œOur plans are that the team will travel to Lilongwe on Sunday and probably start training at the match venue on Monday, but everything hinges on finances.
â€œSo, the team will have at least five days to get the feel of the pitch before the actual match,â€ said Nyirenda.