Malawi team off to Ethiopia for Cecafa: Mtawali optimistic of better results

After bringing hope and optimism into the Malawian National team, coach Ernest Mtawali is now confident that the Flames will upset the tables for the 2015 Cecafa Cup in Ethiopia.

Malawi players off for Cecafa

Malawi players off for Cecafa

Some of the players going to Cecafa

Some of the players going to Cecafa

Mtawali made the remarks on Thursday afternoon before the team’s departure for Ethiopia at Chileka International Airport.

Malawi are in group C alongside Sudan, Djibout and South Sudan who they play on Monday, Wednesday and Friday next week respectively.

Speaking to Nyasa Times, an excited Mtawali said his team will give everything at their disposal to make sure they beat Sudan in their first assignment on Monday and set their dream alive of qualifying in their group.

“I am proud with the way the team performed during training. Iam also delighted because we have assembled a young squad, which will gain experience during the tournament,” said Mtawali.

“I have great confidence in my team and I trust that they will make the whole nation in Malawi proud by qualifying in our group ,” said the former Flames midfielder maestro.

Mtawali has named a squad that includes two new faces in Civo’s Nelson Kangunje and Levison Maganizo of Surestream.

The following is the full squad:

Goalkeepers
Simplex Nthala
Richard Chipuwa

Defenders
Stanley Sanudi
Pililani Zonda
Sankhani Mkandawire
Miracle Gabeya
Yamikani Fodya
John Lanjesi

Midfielders
Chimango Kayira
Gerald Phiri
Isaac Kaliati
John CJ Banda
Yamikani Chester
Dalitso Sayilesi
Levison Maganizo
Nelson Kangunje

Strikers
Chiukepo Msowoya
Schumacher Kuwali
Chawanangwa Kaonga

OFFICIALS
Ernest Mtawali – Head Coach
Nzansurhimo Rhamadan – Assistant Coach
Swadick Swanudi – Goalkeeper Trainer
Clement Kafwafwa – Team Manager
Levison Mwale – Team Doctor
Alexander Waya – Head of Delegation

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40 thoughts on “Malawi team off to Ethiopia for Cecafa: Mtawali optimistic of better results”

  1. Felix says:

    Flames wooooyyyyyyyeeeee

  2. Felix says:

    Flames woooyyyeee congrats by beating Sudan 2-1

  3. Felix says:

    Flames woooyyyyyyyeeee 2-1

  4. Moya Jombajomba says:

    Mmmmmmmm Sakaphula kanthu kumeneko

  5. S'KONO M'KAMWA says:

    SUDAN, SOUTH SUDAN AND DJIBOUTI ARE NO EASY TEAMS TO DEFEAT. LET THE TALKING BE AFTER 90 MINUTES.

  6. Chigawaneni says:

    Those are words of a good coach. I hope the team will do us a pride. Go boys, go Mtawali!

  7. sandy mzezah says:

    ma frames tatopa ndi kumangokhumudwisidwa…. ..

  8. ?? says:

    Kkkkk ma players zikukhala bwanji kusambuka ngati simukudya

  9. mukharapwio says:

    On Pic 2 winayo akuoneka ngati nthumbidwa

  10. Bright Mkosi says:

    A kaya

  11. chimangenI says:

    Pagolo:Silver and Noma. Defenders:Tnm Champions and Noma. Pakati:Civo,Fisd,Noma,Champions,B/eagles. Strikers:Champions,B/eagles and Silver.Guys national team ipose apa?

  12. chimangenI says:

    Pagolo:Silver and Noma. Defenders:Tnm Champions and Noma.Pakati:Civo,Fisd,Noma,Champions,B/eagles.Strikers:Champions,B/eagles and Silver.Guys national team ipose apa?

  13. wayunda says:

    Please a Malawi tisangalaseni ulendo uno

  14. wat a cream flames !! Country Malawi has put all trust n hope in u guys pliz play with passion 4 ua country n fanz work as a team tidzpereke bac 4 beta results

  15. sirthird says:

    o the best flames…we lv u

  16. Mtunda says:

    Biased selection on defenders. if not well fielded it will be like a club facing national teams. and with this biased defence selection chances would be slim to progress. mark my word.

  17. Pipo's cop says:

    Try fafali chande next time mr mtawali,all the best players

  18. madalitso says:

    bullets yokhayokha akatimenye basi komaso tikaluza yaluza ndi bullets

  19. preciouss says:

    my trust to this squad is more than one might think…….MALAWI the FLAMES Gooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!

  20. orangiza says:

    koma anyamata osewera mpira akwathuwa ndiye kaya .mawonekedwe ake amenewo mungakawine mpira

  21. WAMPIRA says:

    PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE LET US DRESS OUR NATIONAL TEAM PROPERLY NOT AS IF ITS A PRIMARY SCHOOL TEAM. BUY EXECUTIVE SUITS FOR EVERYBODY TRAVELLING WITH THE TEAM LIKE WHAT IS BEING DONE IN MOST OF THE COUNTRIES.

  22. KAMBWE says:

    nNyasa Bullets National Team woyeeee team ya fuko iyi

  23. ngongoliwa says:

    Are these toddlers happy dressing in the uniforms, t-shirts and the red jezz. Majezi wofiirawo kungowamangilira mchuuno ngati azimai et. Ali ndi masuti amenewa.

  24. KoKolikoko says:

    Anyamatawa ngati atopa kaletu koma zikayendako kumeneko aaa idoubt ine

  25. JAPHET KAIRA says:

    Giv chance to frank banda, plz Ernest

  26. Blessings Kaweru says:

    All the best don’t under late other teams

  27. mtumbuka1 says:

    They look like lomwe tenants ready to be deployed to rumphi to farm. The Malawi netball team looks a little bit better and osambako than anyamata wakotcha kanyenya Awa. I hope they will redeem themselves by taking home the trophy to Nyasaland.

  28. Mukharapwio says:

    Swenge,kuphatikiza apo kodi anthuwa ali ndi zovala.Mundege kukwera utavala tracksuit ati anthu adziwe kuti maplayer aja ndi awa chonsecho Sudan 2 Malawi 0, Djibouti 1 Malawi 1, S Sudan 2 Malawi 1

  29. mtali says:

    Koma winayo alibe sapato ndi player kapena ndi woperekeza

  30. potatoes says:

    I doubt ngati zitakayendeko uko. The boys look so miserable. NationalTeam coming from one local team!!

  31. Issa says:

    nsapato yovala mu ndege imeneyo? mpake mwapanga donate 40usd kwa Trust Lunda.

  32. Manoma says:

    Make sure you bring at least a plate. Apo bii ntchito yatherapompo. Anzanu inatha atapambana ku COSAFA.. Too many BB players they will not help you

  33. Bibo says:

    What is wrong with Malawian footballers? They don’t look athletic- is it because of lack of good nutritional diet or it’s just the generation?

    You can’t win games with players that have feeble bodies and lacking strength in them. I think it starts from clubs, they don’t emphasize on nutrition plus they don’t have a well organized fitness program.Also, when teams scout for players in both rural areas and schools, they need to look for players with a potential for body build and growth. Most of Malawian players of this generation have a problem of stunted growth;truely the poverty of the country is reflected in our players,quite sad.

  34. Dan says:

    Mtawali in my view will only buy time for the flames

  35. Dodolido says:

    Koma ada ali pa pic #2wo ndiye akhutatu. Kamimba choncho

  36. Malawi ndiwabwino ? says:

    Mwai i i i ! O o o ! Ndikudzaphonya ! Kodi mwai umaphonya ? Mw yasewera bwino ngakhale ya luza. E i sh. Same stories. Generation ya Homan kennedy Malunga. Bruchaga. Yugo. Frank Sinalo. Lule . Mbetewa. Donex Gongwe. all Wayaz .Vin Gongwe .Mphatso Namwali idzabweranso ?

  37. Wishing u all the best guyz nkhuku ya nsanje siyimaswa.

  38. Chong Weng Chooo says:

    Onse Avala Ma gwaladi Kodi

  39. Chemjambe says:

    Timatupi take timeneto ndiye kumati mukachita bwino ? i doubt

  40. Swenge says:

    Mukutichititsa manyazi amalawi simungagule ka msapato ka sports mkuvala iyayi .???

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