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2022 WC qualifiers: Malawi to use neutral venue as CAF condemns stadium

Malawi's Flames will have to play their home matches of the forthcoming 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers at a neutral…

Malawi’s Flames will have to play their home matches of the forthcoming 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers at a neutral venue after the country’s only approved stadium was condemned by the Confederation of African Football (CAF), APA learnt here on Tuesday.In a letter to the Football Association of Malawi (FAM), CAF said Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre was not fit to host international matches such as FIFA World Cup matches scheduled for June, September and October.

“Therefore, and considering that there are no other CAF approved stadiums for this type of competition in your country, a decision has been taken not to allow your national association to play the upcoming matches in your territory; hence, your federation will have to select approved stadiums in countries of other CAF member associations,” the letter said.

FAM was advised to inform CAF by May 7 of a venue outside the country where the Flames would be able to fulfil their World Cup fixtures while Kamuzu Stadium is being rehabilitated.

Malawi is in Group D of the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers, and hosts Mozambique in June, followed by two other home ties against Ivory Coast in September and against Cameroon in October.

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