Malawi's national football team, the Flames are scheduled to launch another attempt at winning the regional Council of Southern Africa Football Associations (COSAFA) Cup for the first time when they line up against the Mauritians in South Africa.
Malawi has never won the trophy since its inception in 1997.
Monday’s game is the 13th game since Belgian coach Ronny Van Geneugden took charge in April last year.
The Flames’ group B campaign at the Old Peter Mokaba stadium starts at 7:30 local time.
Other teams in the group are Botswana and Angola who meet in the first match of the group.
Group A has Madagascar, Mozambique, Comoros and Seychelles.
The 20 man squad named by RVG is dominated by Be Forward Wanderers which has contributed eight players.
The squad also has four internationals from Portugal, South Africa, Zambia and Mozambique.
This assignment comes at a time the team is having problems to score.
From the 12 games that have been played under the tutelage of RVG, the team has only managed to score five times.
RVG, however, believes he has rectified the problem and that they will score as many goals as possible in their opening match.
“We played a lot of games last year and we know that scoring is the problem. We have tried a lot of players and we believe we have a strong attacking force and that gives me confidence in this tournament,” said the Flames tutor.
During the tournament’s opening games on Sunday, Madagascar started with a two one win over Mozambique with Comoros drawing one all against Seychelles.