Mtawali calls up Kagunje, Linje to Malawi squad for the first time: Sankhani recalled

Coach Ernest Mtawali has called up Mighty Be Forward Wanderers striker Jabulani Linje and Civo United man of the moment Nelson Kangunje into Flames squad for the very first time in both players’ careers.

Mtawali calls up 27 players Malawi media -Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Mtawali calls up 27 players  -Photo Jeromy Kadewere

The Malawi National Football team, the Flames will go into camp on Monday at the Chiwembe Technical Centre in Blantyre in preparation for the 2015 Cecafa Cup to be played between November 21 and December 6.

Mtawali has called a 27-man squad that includes Mozambique based Simplex Nthala, Chimango Kayira and Chawanangwa Kaonga as well as Gerald Phiri Junior who is yet to start playing for South African Premier Soccer League side Bidvest as he waits for a work permit.

But there is not room for Desportivo De Maputo striker Zicco Mkanda who inspired his club to a cup triumph.

There is also no room for beleaguered Robert Ng’ambi of PSL’s Platinum Stars who had fallen out with Mtawali after undermining his decision to use him as a substitute in the Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Swaziland.

Bloemfontein Celtic’s Gadinho Mhango is also out of the picture as veterans Joseph Kamwendo, Esau Kanyenda and Harry Nyirenda have also been overlooked.

The development comes barely two days after CECAFA accepted Football Association of Malawi’s request to be considered for the competition as guest.

The Flames will travel to Ethiopia as guests participants to the 11-member competition.

Some of the countries to take part during this tournament include Uganda, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Djibout, Burundi, Somalia, Rwanda, Sudan and Tanzania

The rest of the players are local based and below is the full squad:

GOALKEEPERS
1. Simplex Nthala
2. Richard Chipuwa
3. Brighton Munthali

DEFENDERS
1. Stanley Sanudi
2. Pilirani Zonda
3. Boston Kabango
4. Miracle Gabeya
5. Yamikani Fodya
6. John Lanjesi
7. Sankhani Mkandawire
8. Chisomo Mpachika

MIDFIELDERS
1. John Banda
2. Isaac Kaliati
3. Levison Maganizo
4. Dalitso Sailesi
5. Nelson Kangunje
6. Isaac Mwale
7. Harvey Mkacha
8. Yamikani Chester
9. Daniel Msimuko
10. Chimango Kayira
11. Gerald Phiri

STRIKERS
1. Chiukepo Msowoya
2. Schumacher Kuwali
3. Manase Chiyesa
4. Jabulani Linje
5. Chawanangwa Kaonga

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24 thoughts on “Mtawali calls up Kagunje, Linje to Malawi squad for the first time: Sankhani recalled”

  1. hope says:

    Good squard mtawali but why should kamwendo and Ng’ambi be left out?Mtawali you must leave politics aside,this is football.

  2. hope says:

    Good squard mtawali but should kamwendo and Ng’ambi be left out?Mtawali you must leave politics aside,this is football.

  3. ichoicho says:

    mtawali mupepelatu apa chifukwa choti kagunje anachinya chigoli ndi noma basi mwatengeka? mudziwa bwanji anangokumana nacho? history him well before ur decision

  4. Jailosichioko says:

    Mtawali Wakhoza,mpira Simbiri Koma Pa Ground

  5. jmshenly says:

    all de,best ma frames

  6. Phillimon says:

    Zilibwino enanso aziyesako mwayi.

  7. Ken says:

    Kunena Zoona Chande Ndi Linje Or Kangunje Who’s Good?Chande Ali Bwino,mufuna Mpakati Azachinye Mu CAF Competetion Ndipamene Muzamutenge,big Up Ma Coach

  8. New generation says:

    This is just a trial otherwise moto palibe. why leaving the professionals??

  9. all de best malawi moto buuuu

  10. analakwa chani jaffali chande

  11. Math says:

    Ichi nde chibwana kumuitana kangunje coz he scored inthe final mpila wake anamenyele kut

  12. KK says:

    Iyi ndiye Malawi National team. Osat ijayi . Ya Wakwithu national team ija.

  13. napht zax says:

    U r welcome kangunje

  14. Miccateez says:

    B4WD mpaka maprea 7, k0ma B4WD adaaaaaaa, 0k,,,,,

  15. Golden Mulimbika says:

    Please nkhani ndi ma defenders atetedze zigoli zisalowe pagolo lathu akatero ndiye kuti atetezanso goalkeeper wathu basi. Chinanso kusogolo ma strikers akumalephera kuchinya pagolo ma finishing. Aphunzitseni zimenezi a coach muzawona malawi azasogola

  16. Ujeni says:

    Zoya or Mustaf Salimu cud follow Fodya. Happy with Dan Msimuko, Kangunje n Linje. Use these players please

  17. Issa says:

    Drop pros. Use locals

  18. Mwatani a coach ng’ambi mukumamutaya kunja? He’s aflag career here in southafrica.

  19. goodluckmpandakwaya says:

    Bola pamenepo coach

  20. bic witz says:

    please, expose local players with such tournaments. as cashstrapped as you guys are, why spend carelessly on international travel airtickets just to bring mozambique based pros? keep it local next time!

  21. kaka says:

    where is our dangerman zoyaaaaaaaaaa

  22. opportunist says:

    Good squad .

  23. jaay says:

    All the best flames u can do it if u work hard team Work mind u the coach does not play football he only guides.have the intrinsic motivation first and the rest will follow

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