Malawi football team coach, Patrick Mabedi, has expressed confidence in his young squad’s ability to compete against Tunisia in the Group H tie of the 2026 World Cup Qualifiers, scheduled for Tuesday at Bingu National Stadium. After a successful match in Liberia, where the Flames secured a 1-0 victory with a goal from Chifundo Mphasi on Friday, the team now faces Tunisia, a formidable African team with six World Cup appearances, including the 2022 edition in Qatar.
During a press conference held at Bingu National Stadium on Monday, Mabedi conveyed his optimism about the upcoming match. He mentioned that the entire squad had completed recovery sessions successfully and expressed his expectation for continuous improvement from his team with each game.
“We know Tunisia is a good team but we do not fear them rather we respect them. We have struggled in the past against North African countries like Egypt but we learn and move forward”, he said.
Mabedi further acknowledged the process and expressed optimism that the team will soon find their scoring boots.
The Gaffer also hailed cohesion between the young and senior players in the squad noting that the goal is to have a future team that will be competitive and sustainable.
Meanwhile Assistant Coach for Tunisia, Slim Ben Achour said they will need to maintain their good momentum and hope for a positive result against Malawi.