Malawi have wound up their preparations in Ethiopia ahead of Wednesday’s 2022 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier against South Sudan.

The Flames had stopped over in Ethiopia for a friendly which the hosts won 4-0 last week at Bahir Dar Stadium.

Now Malawi’s delegation left Bahir Dar on Sunday for Sudan which will host the match involving their neighbours.

Coach Meke Mwase’s squad will be boosted by foreign-land based players such as Limbikani Mzava, Gabadinho Mhango, Richard Mbulu, Gerald Phiri Junior, Peter Banda and Fransisco Madinga.

Malawi face South Sudan on March 24 then host the Cranes of Uganda six days later in Blantyre.

Both games are must-wins for Malawi who have four points in Group B whereas Uganda and leaders Burkina Faso have seven and eight points respectively, South Sudan anchor the table with three points.

Each team has played four games.

Malawi beat South Sudan 1-0 at home, lost 2-0 away in Uganda and 3-1 I in Burkina Faso then drew 0-0 at home against the Stallions.

Malawi qualified for the AFCON finals in 1984 and 2010 only.

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