Bushiri donates K44mil to Flames: Malawi coach names squad

Man of the moment, South Africa based Malawian prophet Shepherd Bushiri on Friday made an impromptu trip to Malawi to donate K44 million to the Malawi national football team after being approached by the cash-strapped Football Association of Malawi (FAM).

Bushiri addressing officials at Mpira house

Bushiri addressing officials at Mpira house

Leader and founder of Enlightened Christian Gathering (ECG) Church, Bushiri, arguably richest person in Malawi made the donation on Friday at the Mpira Village in Blantyre.

The ‘Major 1’ said he made donation to show patriotism to his country and for the passion he has for the game of football.

“I was approached by the coach and other officials to help the team. In spirit of patriotism I saw it befitting to help the national team,” said Bushiri.

He said in a long term plan, he is looking developing the game of football in Malawi, hinting on plans of setting up a football academy in the country like the one he established in South Africa.

Bushiri pledged to promote talent and enhance youth potential.

Speaking to reporters  with FAM officials, Bushiri said he is committed to Malawi football development and it is his wish to see a strong national team.
“I am a fan of football and outside my calling, I enjoy watching soccer. I did not hastate to come to Malawi for the donation when the national team coach called me to ask for help. I believe the little I have done will help our dearest team,” explained Bushiri.

He jokingly outlined that his support was not an indication of miracle win ahead.

“Let me say it here that am not supporting the team because of the games ahead, am doing so because I want us to build a strong team, otherwise do not even ask me to prophesy about the game. I do that on my pulpit in church. When God speaks to me, I will talk about it in church,” explained Bushiri in a very cheerful mood.

Pledging further, Bushiri promised more support towards football, citing financial help to FAM’S Sports Academy.

“I will consult with the ministry of sports and see how best we can help improve standards of football in Malawi and I believe we will work together towards improving the current sports academy,” he said.

In South Africa, Bushiri has also taken a leading role in helping young stars following the introduction of Shepherd Bushiri Sports Academy that has already exported talent to Europe.

FAM secretary general Suzgho Nyirenda said Bushiri’s donation is “a massive boost” to the Flames as they had a shortfall of about K45 million ahead of their Guinea trip.

Meanwhile, Flames coach Ernest Mtawali on Friday 18th March, 2016 announced the final squad expected to travel to Guinea for the 2017 African Cup of Nations (Afcon) match scheduled to take place on 25th March, 2016.

The squad was revealed at the Mpira House in Blantyre.

Bushiri donates- to Malawi national football team

Bushiri donates- to Malawi national football team

Surprisingly, Mtawali has dropped experienced goalkeepers Charles Swini and Simplex Nthala who plays for GD HCB Songo and Vilanculo in Mozambique respectively.

He has however opted for upcoming and inexperienced Brighton Munthali and John Soko of Blue Eagles.

Mtawali has also dropped Gerald Phiri Jnr who plays for Township Rollers in Botswana and Robbin Ngalande for Platinum Stars in South Africa.

The coach has dropped Be Forward Wanderers forward Jabulani Linje, Dan Msimuko of Civo, Dalitso Sailesi, Ernest Kakhobwe of Bullets and Pilirani Zonda of Bullets as well who has been injured.

The Flames leaves the country on Sunday via Ethiopia where they will spend a night before connecting to Sierra Leone on Monday where they will have a strength testing match on Tuesday.

They will fly to Guinea through Ghana immediately after their friendly match.

The Flames face Guinea on 25th March at exactly 16:40hrs according to information posted on Fam website.

The team will return home through the same route on 26th March, 2016.

They face Guinea in a return leg at the giant Kamuzu Stadium on 29th March, 2016.

Below is the full squad travelling to Guinea:

Goalkeepers: Brighton Munthali and John Soko.

Defenders: Limbikani Mzava, Stanly Sanudi, Francis Mlimbika, Miracle Gabeya, Wonderful Jeremani, Yamikani Fodya, John Lanjesi, Harry Nyirenda.

Midfielders: Chimango Kaira, Joseph Kamwendo, Robert Ng’ambi, Micium Mhone, John Banda and Isaac Kaliati.

Strikers:Chiukepo Msowoya, Gabadinho Mhango, Zicco Mkanda and Schumacher Kuwali.

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39 thoughts on “Bushiri donates K44mil to Flames: Malawi coach names squad”

  1. James says:

    Good is the judge of everything

  2. sandres says:

    keep so bushiri

  3. Shav says:

    The ”major 1′ umakwanira!

  4. Dimba - Katowo says:

    Major keep it up, we are proud of you

  5. chuma says:



  6. Davie says:

    alibwino kwambili bushill

  7. Donald says:

    ITS YOUR TIME Major 1 we have tried all of them and proved failures others reaching to a point of telling Malawians that they joined politics in order to transform Malawi and they were already rich. But what we people are observing is that we are becoming poorer each and every day of their governance 52 years down the drain. We indeed need some one who is already rich to come and control the fragile economy of our country other than these opportunist who want to cling to power from day one they are voted into office at the expense of 17million Malawian.
    Think twice major its not too late man of God.

  8. kamangeni kathawe says:

    You will loose your leadership but flames will always be there Bushir am high ife tikuona

  9. MSEVEN says:


  10. Jalasi says:

    Zikomo kwambili aprofet potandiza flames ndindalama zankhankani U truly major I in future you’ll be MG1

  11. Ndiye Moyo says:

    Mulungu apitilize kumudalitsa Major 1,komanso apitilize kuthandiza dziko lake la Malawi Major 1.Odana ndizomwe Bushiri akuchita, achite manyazi.

  12. WIN WON SOON says:

    No win in all the games you losers

  13. timothy kadzemmawaShawa says:

    well done!While others are just milking from thinand sick cows.Fam,use the money for the intended purpose other wise it will give you abitterlesson.

  14. thokozani kokota says:

    Bushiri the greatest and sharpest prophet of our generation a man with a vission

  15. Life goes says:

    Ena akuti ali ndi dollar, koma olo kathumba kachimanga kuthandiza osowa…..napepe ndithu!

  16. WwwWhen Bushiri was talking about AFFRICCI,that the organisation can help malawi, many people sang mockery songs. Am not saying that Bushiri moneys come from that organisation but i just want to make u remember that he was talking of huge amount of mula to loan to goverments, cant APM humble himself and nock on the door of AFFRICIC.

    Bushiri can give like no body’s business, 44 mita? ,if any one wil accuse or speak nonsense on this matter,ameneyo ndiye wobwezelana m’mbuyo..

    Yesu woyee x 1 billion

    i love malawi, i love flames, i love Bushiri

    flames moto kuti buuu
    In case:
    [email protected]

  17. Giving Is More Crucial In Life

  18. Emmanuel Isaiah says:

    thats good job prophet

  19. Which God speaks to you Bushir? don’t talk bull here

  20. opportunist says:

    That’s Major 1 pulling another master peace

  21. Kadakwiza says:

    Best wishes, the country is behind the team.

  22. John says:

    Thanks for assisting the Frames Bushiri. But am concerned with your expenditures. Do you have financial advisors who can help you with spending you funds as I’ve seen you spend them unwisely sometimes like buying three jets what for? I know Michael Jackson had cash too but duse to spending unwisely his riches disappeared. Thinks about that.

  23. Manyalo says:

    Thats great news. I wish Malawi could have a president like Bushiri. God fearing, one who cares regardless of whether in happiness or painful moments. Big up!!

  24. Otanjere says:

    Bushiri u r too much! Chimanga kenanso 44mita eeeeh ase u r a booooom! Undikumbukiretu ndine yemwe uja.

  25. Lawrence Msusa says:

    keep it up prophet,thats the way to go.

  26. Generation of Vipers says:

    Kaya APM komwe aliko akamva zimenezi amva bwanji mmimbamo

  27. PeterMustFall says:

    All the best…Malawians r behind u


    What can we say now?

  29. major 1! iyeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee #lionofjudah

  30. Austin says:

    Where is Nyondo ?

    1. mwe says:

      Nyondo can do better, he has a gap to cover otherwise the guy has the attributes to compete globally. ACoach amamuona!

  31. Tengupenya says:

    in years, this is the first coach to question Malawi flames performance in goal keeping.

  32. Mr cent says:

    Major 1 . ineyo sindikufuna zambiri , two million ndi yokwana kundisunga ndithu, pamene muthandiza enawo inenso mundikumbuke major

  33. Lord says:

    Zikomo kwambiri

  34. fifty says:

    alibwo koma anawa kumango khutitsa mimba zawu,mulungu azikudalitsani major 1 ziztele malawi sangavutike,azibusa enano tayamba kuthandiza dziko lanu,

  35. Isaac Nayes says:


  36. Zabweka says:

    Za bwino zonse flames

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