Malawi football squad announced: Harawa dropped, Chikwenga included

Football Association of Malawi (FAM) has released a list of 26 local based players to start preparations for the Africa Cup of Nations on Monday at Chiwembe Technical and Development Centre.

Harawa: Dropped

Harawa: Dropped

Newly appointed coach Ernest Mtawali has dropped Moyale Barracks goalkeeper McDonald Harawa who was probably the first choice under coach Young Chimodzi.

Not much has changed as Mtawali wants to build around youth and experience by maintaining Bullets veteran striker Fischer  Kondowe.

Harawa has been replaced by his team mate at Moyale Juma Chikwenga and another team mate Lloiyd Njaluwa is a new face on the list.

“Kindly find attached the Malawi national football team call up -(locals) for the 2017 AFCON Group I Qualifiers against Swaziland slated for 6th September 2015 at Lobamba Stadium (artificial turf) in
Swaziland. The local players are expected to start camp training on Monday 17th August 2015 at the Chiwembe Technical Centre,” states a press release signed by FAM General Secretary Suzgo Nyirenda.

He appealed to the team to have thorough preparations  in a bid to relaunch the campaign for the 2017 AFCON qualifiers.

The following is the full list of the squad

Goalkeepers;Juma Chikwenga (Moyale Barracks), Birghton Munthali (FISD Wizzards), Juma Chikwenga ( Moyale Barracks).

 Defenders;  Stanley Sanudi (Be Forward Wanderers), Pilirani Zonda (Bullets), Yamikani Fodya (Bullets), Lucky Malata (Silver Strikers), John Lanjesi (Civo United,  Sankhani Mkandawire (Bullets), Boston Kabango (Epac), Emmanuel Zoya (Civo United), Chisomo Mpachika (Dedza Young Soccer )

Midfileders; Chikoti Chirwa (Red Lions), Phillip Masiye (Blue Eagles), Yamikani Chester (Azam Tigers), Dalitso Sailesi (Bullets), Lyoid Njaluwa (Moyale Barracks), Isaac Kaliati (Be Forward Wanderers),  Fischer Kondowe (Bullets), John Banda (Blue Eagles), Jafali Chande (Bullets),

Strikers; Chiukepo Msowoya (Bullets),  Green Harawa (Silver Strikers) Innocent Bokosi (Red Lions),  Kevin Hamganda ( Kamuzu Barracks),  Manase Chiyesa (Kamuzu Barracks).

Technical panel; Head coach Ernest Mtawali, Assistant coach Nsazwirwimo Ramadhan, Team Manager Clement Kafwafwa, Goalkeeper Trainer Phillip Nyasulu Team Doctor Levison Mwale, Liaison Officer James Sangala.

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Charles Mhango

To say the fact this is not the team can take us to afcon & worldcup guys. We just wasting our money. Get ready to be sacked in the two or three games. Best local coach is only kin, to say the fact.


So Mr Mtawali is the the list that you have come up with after consultations. Did your hand play any part or its all peoples ideas. Tidziwe kupangila pa mawa zinthu zikadzasokonekera tidzadziwe omufunsa.

Richard. Banda

Why not Richard Chipuwa?zodabwitsa!Munfuna mukakadzola dzigoli.


Mwapala mr mtawali, team yimeneyo siyikaphula kanthu ku swazi. Ndimatsewela amenewo

alfred january

please use these local players not those who are spending their time on the bench in the name of profesionals.Include them but not use them if u want to bring success in the country.LONG LIVE THE FRAMES

Black market
Charles swini, Richard Chipuwa, Juma chikwenga are the final picks to Swaziland. I remember the way Swini manned the goal posts in Cosafa game, it was superb, Malawi won Zambia without going into Penalties. Final defenders will b lanjesi, mzava, Malata, fodya, club n flames are different levels. Malata is a national team level defender but playing on the Middle the guy is too tough n fear no striker no wonder he earns more cards than others at club level. We need a tough team that can withstand pressure from opposition that’s where our weakness is. No wonder we concede… Read more »

Mwamusiya ntape CHIPUWA ? Mw 0 inayo 4

elious cham'baya moyowatha
elious cham'baya moyowatha

wishing u all the best though u avent impresid me.ine sindizasintha pa izi:kusapota silver strikers,ghana ku africa and bacelona club yakunja komanso spain world wide.tsiku lomw ndizalengeze kuti ndayamba kusapota malawi national team,timuyi izayamba kuchita bwino.bola ma queens umadalila kuti atha kuchita zakupsa.amen!!!


Becareful mr mtawari


Its more of Bullets than National team..Zayambika, building a team with some fears of supporters hence losing like hell.

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