Malawi national football team coach Young Chimodzi recalled DRC based professional Joseph Kamwendo who is also captain of the team for a friendly game against Zambia on May 10 but ehe has declined to be available for national duty.
Chimodzi’s move followed his counterpart Honour Janza decision to call up seasoned campaigners including Africa Cup of Nations winner Rainford Kalaba, and his TP Mazembe teammate Given Singuluma, Nathan Sinkala and Kabaso Chongo.
Kamwendo confirmed being approached by Chimodzi for the Zambia but turned down saying he wants to give a chance to up-and-coming players.
“As you know that I won’t be part of Cosafa squad. I thought it better to take the team that is going to represent us at Cosafa,” Kamwendo said.
“I wish I was there because all my TZ Mazembe will play the games but it is good for up-and coming players to get a chance and show what they bring to the team.”
He said he had confidence in the players that have made the trip to Zambia.
“I know they will make us proud.”
Chimodzi has called up a team of local based players
The travelling squad Goalkeepers; McDonald Harawa, Richard Chipuwa
Defenders, Francis Mulimbika, John Lanjesi, Lucky Malata, Bashir, Yamikani Fodya and Pilirani Zonda.
Midfielders; Chikoti Chirwa, Micium Mhone, John Banda, Fischer Kondowe, Ernest Tambe, Malumbo Gondwe, Victor Limbani, Isaac Kaliati.
Strikers; Peter Wadabwa, Muhammad Sulumba, Amos Khamula, Tizgobere Kumwenda
Head coach, Young Chimodzi, Assistant coach Jack Chamangwana, Team Manager Franco Ndawa, Team Doctor, Goalkeepers; Phillip Nyasulu, Team Liaison James Sangala, Head of Delegation Flora Mwandira.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :