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Warriors seek Malawi friendly

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Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa) are talking to Malawi for a possible international friendly in Harare before the Warriors tackle Burundi in a 2013 African Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifier at the end of February.

Zifa communications manager Nicky Dhlamini Moyo said Malawi had written to them expressing their interest to play a match in Harare as part of their preparations for the Afcon qualifiers.

Dhlamini, however, said a date was yet to be fixed and that talks were still going on to find a suitable date for the friendly.

“We are talking to Malawi over the friendly match. Malawi proposed the match and we are interested in playing against them as part of our preparations for the Burundi game, but we are still to agree on a date.

We are trying to fix a date that suits both of us,” said Dhlamini. Zimbabwe who fielded home-based players drew 0-0 against an Afcon-bound Botswana in Gaborone in their last international friendly. The two teams are scheduled to play in a return friendly match at Barbourfields Stadium on February 19.

Botswana making their maiden appearance at the Afcon were, bombed out of the ongoing tournament 6-1 by Guinea on Saturday night.
However, Warriors coach Norman Mapeza will be without foreign-based stars again in the return friendly match against Botswana.

Even if the Malawi friendly materialises, he is not guaranteed to have the foreign-based stars as the match is not on the Fifa calendar for friendly matches.

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