Match - Sat 13 October, 14:30,
Ghana ready to surmount Malawi challenge for AFCON slot
Christian Atsu is expected to play a key role for Ghana
The Black Stars must protect a 2-0 advantage from the first leg to book a 19th appearance at the continent's flagship event in South Africa next year.
Malawi are bent to overturn the deficit and counting on foreign based starts Robert Ng’ambi, Harry Nyirenda, Simplex Nthala, Zicco Mkanda and Atusaye Nyondo.
The Flames were undone goals from Christian Atsu and Anthony Annan- who have all been named in the Ghana squad-in Accra last month.
Kinnah Phiri's side have the odds against them as Malawi have never scored against the Ghanaians in five meetings.
Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah expects a very tough contest but expects his 21-man squad to be up to the task.
''I admit we face a decisive fixture on Sunday and I expect of my team to be able to rise to the occasion,'' Appiah said.
''I've called up a team that I trust will be capable of qualifying us to the next Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa.
"We will have to be very serious with our preparations as our opponents still have a chance just like we do.''
The Black Stars have been camping in Nairobi, Kenya for the assignment and will arrive in Lilongwe.
Ghana, four-time champions, finished fourth at the 2012 Nations Cup finals in Gabon and Equatorial Guinea.
Malawi were absent but have played in two AFCON finals.