Malawi national football team is expected to regroup next week in preparation for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Ghana in September.
Coach Kinnah Phiri is this week expected to release names of local players to go into camp at Chiwembe Technical Development Centre.
"We plan that the national team should be in camp second week of August. I will call mainly local players," the coach said.
Meanwhile, Football Association of Malawi (Fam) has confirmed that the Flames will play a strength testing match against Uganda in preparation for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Ghana.
The game is expected to be played at Kamuzu Stadium on August 15 in fulfillment of an agreement between Uganda Football Federation and Fam. Fam general secretary Suzgo Nyirenda said the two associations made an agreement that the Uganda Cranes have to visit Malawi.
"For the last three years Malawi national team has played Ugandan in strength testing matches in Uganda three times. We made an agreement that this time Uganda must come to Malawi to play us," he said.
Uganda will play against Zambia in the Afcon qualifiers in September and October in home and away games which will determine if Uganda plays in the 2013 African Cup of Nations finals.
Malawi beat Zambia 1-0 with a lone goal coming from former Orlando Pirates midfielder Joseph Kamwendo in an international friendly played on July 6 at Kamuzu Stadium during Independence Day celebrations.
"The federation felt it was important to organise a high profile international friendly for the Cranes as they prepare for the important clash against Zambia in the Afcon 2013 qualifiers and everything has been confirmed.
"Coach Bobby Willimanson will be meeting with the technical committee to name a squad to play the match," Cranes Media officer Fred Katende told SuperSport.com.