Malawi are likely to play Ghana in Zambia if they fail to get their two stadiums fit to host the return leg of their 2013 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier.
This will hand the Black Stars a huge advantage as it will deny the home side of their teeming fans to support their team.
The Malawi government closed Kamuzu stadium in Blantyre after engineers established that some of the stands have developed dangerous cracks.
Government said in case Kamuzu Stadium will not be certified fit to host the match, they will close Civo Stadium in Lilongwe for rehabilitation to meet Fifa standards for the match.
But with just four weeks to the return leg to be played on 14 October it is unlikely that the Civo Stadium could be whipped into shape to host the game.
If that is the case, Malawi would have to play Ghana at a neutral ground with Zambia their preferred venue.
Fifa have recommended in recent years that the Kamuzu stadium’s capacity is trimmed from 60,000 to just over 32,000.