UNDERRATE MALAWI AT YOUR PERIL, FA BOSS WARNS EAGLES
The Super Eagles are overwhelming favourites to win Group F which also features Seychelles or Kenya and Djibouti or Namibia.
But Walter Nyamilandu said Malawi was not short on experience and had the wherewithal to give Nigerian a run for her money.
'Nigeria is the favourite in this group but we're a team that cannot be underrated and taken for granted,' Nyamilandu said.
Nyamilandu added that the Flames made a statement a year ago when they qualified for the Africa Cup of Nations finals in Angola.
The first thing that we need to have is the belief and we have a lot of self-belief
'There's a football revolution in Malawi; we're in a very good position now to qualify for Gabon and Equatorial Guinea next year.'
Although he spoke highly of the pedigree of the Super Eagles, Nyamilandu said that Samson Siasia's team had a major weakness.
'It's a very tricky group; we're saying we have a very good chance of flexing our muscles if we plan everything very well.
'Although, Nigeria is the favourite, her away record is very bad, so we're hoping she'll flip along the way and help us top the group.'
Nyamilandu made it clear that the task of reaching Brazil in 2014 is not going to be easy but backed his Flames to create history.
'We're also very ambitious and have set our sights on trying to go to the World Cup for the first time in the history of Malawian football.
'The first thing that we need to have is the belief and we have a lot of self-belief.
'We've played some tough teams in the past, and should be able to face Nigeria and take her head on.