Malawi coach Kinnah Phiri says his side is in the best shape to challenge Ghana for a ticket to next year’s Nations Cup finals.
The Flames face the Black Stars in the first leg of the final round qualifier on Saturday at the Accra Sports Stadium.
The South Africans are chasing their third Nations Cup appearance and must beat Ghana in a ‘do or die’ encounter.
Phiri believes his side have developed the right mentality to face the 2012 edition semi-finalists.
The tactician is also counting on 19-year-old striker Gabadini ‘Gabadihno’ Mhango will be a handful for the Black Stars.
“I have taken the boy because he is very courageous. Gabadihno doesn’t fear any player when he is on the pitch and this is what we want,” Phiri said.
“I believe it will also help him to have experience with other players from other countries which in turn will boost his performance.”