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02.01.2010 Cup of Nations

Ghana-Malawi Nations Cup friendly in Swaziland

GHana will play Malawi in a friendlyGHana will play Malawi in a friendly
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Ghana will be testing their African Cup of Nations strength when they engage their Malawian counterparts in a pre-tournament match scheduled for the Mavuso Sports Centre on Tuesday in Swaziland.

The Black Stars were expected to play the Flames in South Africa were they are camping for the tournament in Angola but the Swazi FA claims the match will be played in their country.

The local newspaper Swazi Observer claims kick-off time for this match is 7:30pm.

This game was announced on Thursday afternoon by National Football Association (FA) CEO Frederick Mngomezulu in a press conference at Sigwaca House.

Local football fans will get the opportunity to see Ghana stars like Michael Essien, Asamoah Gyan, Matthew Amoah and goalkeeper Richard Kingston in action.

Soccer spectators in the country as a whole will have the rare opportunity to watch the soccer stars in real flesh and within the country's borders for the first time.

The above stars will also be joined by legend soccer star Abedi Pele Ayew's son and AC Arles' mid-fielder Andre Ayew, Italy's AC Milan striker Dominic Adiyiah, to name but a few as the 'Black Stars' bring into the country a full strength squad for the match in the country. 

The Malawian national side otherwise known as 'The Flames' will be led by South Africa's Orlando Pirates' midfielder Joseph Kamwendo.

The squad is also made up of Sweden based striker Rusell Mwafulira who plies his trade with IFK Norrkoping and the Russian based striker Esau Kanyenda who plays for Kamaz.

Completing the star-studded squad are Allan Kamanga who plays for Dynamos in South Africa, Black Leopards' pair of defender Peter Mponda and midfielder Fisher Gondowe to mention but a few.

Both sides have promised to bring full strength squads that will take part in the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) tournament slated for Angola next week.

The match has been organised by the Ghanaian national team in conjunction with the Local 2010 World Cup Technical Committee.    

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