Malawi are hosting Ethiopia at the Bingu National Stadium this afternoon in a Group D match of 2023 AFCON qualifiers.
The Flames coach Mario Marinica has since named a strong line up.
Malawi will proceed to face Guinea on June 9 while Ethiopia host Egypt at the same Lilongwe venue.
Only two top teams from the group will qualify for the AFCON finals in Ivory Coast.
Malawi: Charles Thom, Stanley Sanudi, Gomezgani Chirwa, Chembezi Denis, Lawrence Chaziya, John Banda, Gerald Phiri, Chimwemwe Idana, Gabadinho Mhango, Khuda Muyaba