Malawi coach Kinnah Phiri says he wants the second-leg of the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Ghana next month to be played in Blantyre so that they can ‘slaughter’ the Black Stars.
The Flames are struggling to find a venue for the 14 October game after the Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre was declared unfit to host the game.
The second venue available for Malawi to host Ghana is the Civo Stadium in the capital Lilongwe but the sharp-tongued coach insists everything must be done for the match to be played at Kamuzu Stadium in the commercial city Blantyre.
Phiri told Nyasa Times that playing Ghana at Kamuzu Stadium will give the Flames an added advantage because the pitch has proved to be tough to all giants who have visited the venue.
He cited an example of big guns like Egypt, Morocco, DR Congo, Ivory Coast, Zambia and Nigeria who have all been shocked by the Flames at the venue.
“I would prefer us to play Ghana at Kamuzu Stadium rather than Civo Stadium because that pitch has been giving big teams tough time,” said Phiri.
“Kamuzu Stadium is also our slaughtering home to all visiting teams.”
Malawi government closed Kamuzu stadium after engineers established that some of the stands have developed dangerous cracks.
Fifa has recommended in recent years that the Kamuzu stadium’s capacity is trimmed from 60,000 to just over 32,000.