FIFA in conjunction with CAF have postponed the African qualifiers for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 that were due to be played from next month.A statement by CAF says this has been done taking into consideration the current disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and the need to ensure optimal playing conditions for all teams. Flames were due to play Cameroon and Mozambique during that window.
The qualifiers are now scheduled to take place in the existing windows of September, October and November 2021, and March 2022.This also has come after Malawi was named among 12 countries which CAF has declared do not have stadiums fit enough to host World Cup qualifying matches from next month.
Malawi is in Group D along with Mozambique, Ivory Coast, and Cameron in the campaign for Qatar 2022. The Kamuzu Stadium which was favoured to host the home fixtures for Flames has not made a cut to the list that CAF has released.