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The Flames of Malawi has moved to camp in Shire Valley to acclimatise to ‘hot weather’conditions ahead of upcoming international friendly match aganist Kenya that will be played on April 18 in Machakos Stadium.

Peter Mponda, the Flames team manager said the team would move from its traditional training base in Mpira Village after establishing that the game would be played on a natural grass in contrast to the artificial turf the team has been using in Blantyre.

“The game will be played on a natural grass pitch but also it is hot so Nchalo would be able to expose the players to such conditions”, Mponda said.

He said Nchalo was decided upon as it has the same conditions with Machakos and that Flames will not be affected by the different weather conditions enroute to Antananrivo where they will face Madagacsar in CHAN qualifiers.

Flames yesterday played a strong local side,Nchalo United, a team in Malawi’s second tier league in a friendly on Tuesday.They have since been dealt with a blow following injury to Miracle Gabeya and Peter Wadabwa and the due have been ruled out of Nairobi trip.

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