Red Lions are relishing the prospect of international football when they host Matchedje FC of Mozambique in a strength-testing match at Civo Stadium today (Thursday). The game is for free.
The Malawi Defence Force has arranged the game on request of their Mozambican counterparts who own Matchedje, employers for Malawians Jimmy Chikulekule and Emmanuel Chipatala.
The Lions coach Collins Nkuna on Wednesday said the game offers them international exposure which is a rarity on the domestic scene. No Malawian club has participated in continental competitions for some time.
“This game is meant to cement the relationship between MDF and our Mozambican counterparts. It is for soldiers (players) only and we will feature our best. This is a rare opportunity for our players to gauge themselves against international opposition,” Nkuna explained.
MDF sports officer Warrant Officer Class One John Kaputa said Matchedje’s next match would be against Mafco FC at Silver Stadium this Saturday.