Mtawali names Malawi squad for Uganda friendly: Kamwendo dropped

The newly named Malawi National Team (Flames) caretaker coach, Ernest Mtawali has listed a 25 man squad for a friendly game against Uganda on 6 July, leaving out skipper Joseph Kamwendo.

Mtawali and Gerald Phiri on the territory of their bench.....Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Mtawali and Gerald Phiri on the territory of their bench…..Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Flames play against Uganda on the Independence day which will be Mtawali’s first test since taking over from fired Young Chimodzi as caretaker coach.

According to details released by Football Association of Malawi (FAM), the team will  go in camp on Sunday 28th June 2015 at the Chiwembe Technical Centre.

Mtawali has recalled to the squad the Mozambique-based goalkeeper Simplex Nthala who will be joined by the fans favourite striker Zicco Mkanda who also ply his trade in that country.

The coach who has made some changes to the squad that lost to Zimbambwe in AFCON 2017 qualifier earlier this month, also included the forgotten goal-poacher, Chiukepo Msowoya on the list.

There is no explanation why Kamwendo who made headlines for refusing to be substituted during the Zimbabwe game, has been left out of the

Mtawali has sine picked Gerald Phiri Senior as his right-hand man for the care taker coaching job of the Malawi Flames saying he.opted for Phiri – who coaches Super League side Azam Tigers -after forming a formidable partnership while working for the Malawi Under-20 national football team which they almost took to the Africa Youth Championship but fell at the last hurdle after losing over two legs to Zambia.

Malawi will use the game to prepare for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers for Group L comprising Swaziland, Zimbabwe, who are early pace setters on three points, and Swaziland who anchor the table without a point alongside the Flames.

FAM has since announced that it will hire a permanent coach by this August 1 2015 and applications from Africa and Europe have since started trickling in.

Here is the full list of the 25 man squad:

Goalkeepers: Richard Chipuwa, Brighton Munthali, Simplex Nthala, McDonald Harawa.

Defenders : Yamikani  Fodya, Francis Mulimbika, Lucky Malata, Sankhani Mkandawire, Boston Kabango, Stanley  Sanudi, John Lanjesi, Peter Cholobi.

Midfielders: Yamikani Chester, Dalitso Sayilesi, Ernest Tambe, Phillip Masiye, Isaac Kaliati, Davie Banda, John Banda, Fisher Kondowe.

Strikers: Chiukepo Msowoya, Deus Mkhutu, Tizyowere Kumwenda, Green Harawa and Zicco Nkanda.

The technical panel is led by Head Coach, Ernest Mtawali with Gerald Phiri as assistant coach. Team Manager is Chancy Gondwe and Goalkeepers’ Trainer is Swadick Sanudi.

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57 thoughts on “Mtawali names Malawi squad for Uganda friendly: Kamwendo dropped”

  1. M O K Otanjere says:

    Fisher Kondowe 4 what?

  2. malawi wanga wataika says:

    for ur own information Swaziland won their first game..and are on top with better goal aggregate..do some reserch mate

  3. Bristol says:

    All the best as you prepare against Uganda. I thought Mhone is undergoing trials in South Africa and cannot be selected for the game on 6th July. Flames woyeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

  4. Phwado says:

    Iwe Masoambeta,shortly it will be your turn to be unhealthy just as long as you are a human being.No human is immortal!

  5. Chinyanga says:

    Sailesi isn’t a national team material. Malata’s perfomance is just too hectic. Nothing good to write about this so- called goalkeeper of yours who unproffesionally concedes silly goals(Halawa). Chiukepo is also another trash who has recently showed that he can only do better on club level..try to use new blood.It has been long since u started using him. The front (striking force) seem to be very weak and light except the inclusion of Green Harawa whose current perfomance is overwhelming…On the back, its ok if Sankhani will be on bench not forgetting malata. All the more, thumbs up 4 the good selection of midfielders but make sure to mix up the experienced and the new kids on the block……….FLAMES OYEEE

  6. Muthumuoneke says:

    good luck Mrawali plz try your lucky.

  7. palichina says:

    coach uli sharp but why droping sulumba?

  8. obwande says:

    Pakati pokhapo popanda Joseph Kamwendo a Malawi tanama.Joseph ndi munthu waulemu wake ndipo Mpira amautha ngakhale mu game ya ZImbabwe ija inde sanauke bwino koma amasewerabe bwino ndithu zinthu zinangovuta ngakhale ma coach aja munangowalakwira.

  9. zandinyasa posatenga owen chaima komabe BB ndimoto basi wina afune asafune ife timatha.

  10. palichina says:

    mtawali achoke ngati amusiye josy

  11. J k banda says:

    Bwanji mwasiya sulumba ndi Gaba

  12. Achikopa says:

    Anthu osadziwa mpira amanyoza mapuleya. Muhone has gone to John for trials along side Sulumba. You cant say Mhone is a bad player yet is recognised by many teams outside the country as a good player. For Lucky Malata , unless you are blind. He stood to be the best defender at COSAFA thats why many teams want him. In football, one is prone to make mistakes at some other time. In the Zimbabwe game , Malata was deliberately put on the bench. What happened? Hurry nyirenda who replaced Mlata as a sweeper made a blunder which lead to the first goal. The second goal came in as a result of poor goal keeping by Harawa. Remember that Nthara was dropped because he also conceded silly goals. For me Chiukepo Msowoya has been tried for long. Currently, Green harawa is much better than Chiukepo

  13. Chiko Baluwa says:

    kusiya Chaima? Halawa ,Malata ndi Tiz akukataniko ? Zandinyasa.

  14. Bwande says:

    I agree with #31 (Masoambeta). Mtawali is not looking healthy in this picture. Of course papita nyengo komabe munthu sumachita kukalamba choncho. Nzosadabwitsadi kuwona kuti mwatengabe mbuzi ya defender ndi goalkeeper. Simunaone ndi kumva za phada zomwe zachitika kangapo mmbuyomu. Mwakalamba msanga

  15. Mike mwaila says:

    Chimene chimavuta ndi amalawi ndi chimenechi sasunga team timu imene anapanga young ndi team yabwino yofunika kusunga koma apa ayambanso kupanga team ina enawa akufunika under 23 ngati reserve osati nationa team kodi amalawi tinatani

  16. AngangaAnganga says:

    Kusiya sulumba,karachi??

  17. LIZULU says:

    WHERE IS SULUMBA AND MHONE BETTER MAUNDE THAN MALATA AND ALSO DROP MC D HARAWA AND TAKE MZUNI GOAL KEAPER AND BALAKA UYU WA DEDZA YOUNG SOCCER

  18. Ndemanga says:

    Sulumba ali kuti????

  19. Namisako. says:

    I hope lucky and mc have been included tp ipromote competition in the camp and not to be featured on the 6th July,otherwise the duo are currently a liability to the flames.

  20. Cullen mvula says:

    Koma abale timu yimeneyi nkumati yikhoza kuwina ma game?it is not a gud selection of players mumatichititsa manyazi ife mtawali zakukanika basi siya lucky malata siwoyenela national team

  21. billz mourinho says:

    Ntawali is an average guy,we can’t win with that squad

  22. Abengo says:

    Koma tsikuli ndithu mtundu wa amalawi udzakumatchani ndithu inu ma coach a flames ndipo mudzaona ngati mulungu wakondera tsiku limenelo coz ife masapota a flames panopa sitifunanso ngakhale mpang’ono ng’ono pomwe kumvanso za Lucky Malata angakhale mbuzi Dente Mc Donald Harawa akusewereranso flame olo kuitanidwa ku camp kapena kubvala jersey ya flames. Mbuzi zimenezi zinatikwana ife,apa ndipomwe ife taonela kuti inu a Mtawali ndi anzanu a Phiri litmus test yakukanikani.

  23. Nagama says:

    Amtawali,why Lucky Malata and Mc Donald Harawa, kodi mwaiwala kale kuti ndi mbuzi zomwezi zomwe zatidyetsa manyi zija izi,its good not to onclude them pa line up ngati mukufuna kuti musadzatukunidwe pa 6 July pano coz no eye need not to see them playing for flames anymore.

  24. puludzu says:

    The inclusion of Lucky Malata and Mac Donald Harawa in the flames squad has put the credibility and integrity of the acting head coach into question and doubt. These are the players who have committed great footballing mediocrity in the face of the local and international soccer fraternity that needs no special eyes to see. In my opinion, Mtawali has failed the first litmus test by including these names in his squad. Komabe tiyeni nazoni popeza amti paja wamisala anawona nkhondo. We are yet to see the line up and the tactics on the pitch. Mwinabe tiwona kusintha. Otherwise, mbuzi zinatichititsa manyazi zija ndizomwezibe basi.

  25. p p litete says:

    Harawa ndi Lucky Malata achoke.. kodi mmafuna kuti muchite kuona magazi nkumasintha zinthu..

  26. Masoambeta says:

    Mtawali does not look healthy. Just saying my observations.

  27. Kalanka says:

    Koma zoona Josy kungofoila kamodzi basi mwamusiya koma mbatata zina ngati Malata kumangozichinyira yekha koma mukungomuitanabe??…mufune musafune Josy ndi mfumu pakati paja pakufunika achikulile,game ya zim team yonse inafoila!!!Chiukepo mwamutengelanjinso manga????

  28. Tiyembekezerenso kuzakomokanso eesh!!! Zatopesa izii team yomangokhalira kuluza

  29. Chelsea king says:

    Zili bwino ndithu tikungodikira kuwina ndi coach wasopanoyu ERNEST

  30. clement says:

    I’ll give you credit if you beat Uganda coz they are hard to break them after all I wish you all the best Ernest mwaaaa

  31. consider also Namwera in our defence remember how he performed against Ghana at civo stadium

  32. TOY B wakungodzi JAMES says:

    Gud squad yachaniso apa.kuwatengera kukugulira kachasotu enawa.mtawaliyo ndiye mumange ndi matcheni kuti asanthawe ulendo wakubeni paja ndichamadasi osachiwala

  33. Good choice for assistant coach. You will be talking one language chifukwa mpira wanu manayambira kusewra limodzi pa Chilomoni Catholic Ground. Its Chilomoni L.E.A. Along side Chilomoni Catholic. Koma. Gereld jnr mwamusiyiranji? Mwana uja ali Boh.

  34. Wa kwa Luna says:

    Tione zina :chiukepo,sailes,ma coachez,chancy,swadik,sankhani.

  35. AMOXY FROM KK says:

    MWATENGA BOO KOMA PA GOLOBOYI HALAWA NDI LUCKY MWATILAKWILA MUKUYENELA KUKAWAYAMBITSA BEANCH AMATIKHUMUDWITSA KWAMBIRI KODI INU MA MWATIIMILIRA NGATI MA FRAMES MUMAKONDA KUTIKHUMUDWITSA KUMAPETO CHIFUKWA CHIYANI?ZISAONEKEEEEEEEE!

  36. opportunist says:

    Mecium & Gerard are important assets to the national team, recall them if it is possible otherwise good luck .

  37. VITU says:

    LETS WAIT AND SEE

  38. hisbolla says:

    Kkkkkkk

  39. Pretty gal says:

    Bola pamenepo, D’maria adxavinitsa ma player a Uganda

  40. Mbola harawa again? Mpira umenewo sindidzaonera shupit

  41. George phiri says:

    Guinea and Malawi anchor the group and not Malawi and Swaziland. Mhone is not as good people think. V zim ankangomenya kuti achinye olo kuli kutali. Poor boy

    1. puludzu says:

      Mukunena zoona amwene. Player wa nzeru samangomenyapo ma shot mulimonse ngati mmene ankapangira Mhone game ya Zim. Zimangowonetsa kusakhwima maganizo komanso kupanda luso lenileni la mpira. Ndikanakhala Mtawali sindingatenge player ngati Mhone

  42. mzukulu wa Abraham says:

    welcome back Chancy Vinny Gondwe, you deserve to be part of technical team of Flames, I can’t wait to see Lawrence Lule Waya, Where is Lenzo Malunga, is he still running from the crime he committed decades ago?? There is need to recall forgeotten football legends to come & help the flames, yes Malawi can do great, akulu akulu ndi mdambo mozimira moto.

  43. Balitchi says:

    Mbola bwana , malawi1, uganda3

  44. Mchinjimchinji Mabotolo says:

    Anyamata inuyo mupulula basi. Panopa Uganda ili mu form zedi. Simanyi anu mwatengawa ozithira zigoli wokha. Joze walakwa kamodzi wasidwa. Lucky Malata ndi kabwerebwere wa kulakwa pa garaundi mwamutenga. DZiko limenelo. A Malawi timaganiza mozondoka zedi. Choncho sitingapite patsogolo ngakhale feudalism itabwera.

  45. musova says:

    Gud squad

  46. faiti says:

    no sharp strikers. where are the mhones, phiri jr, sulumba and other young talents. chiukepo, malata ndi harawa mwawatengera kuwaopa?! mpira oyendera mphamvu unatha. the squad needs to be revised or else it will the same pattern that malawi has been following. mtawali, come up with a squad that is your own making osati ya copy and paste. otherwise, if malawi fails to impress on 6th july, you will be the one giving an account. you are a good coach. you just need to detatch yourself from unnecessary influence and noise. God bless Malawi, aGod bless Mtawali.

  47. Mpira ndi 90mns, apatseni mpata nawonso akoche team yo.

  48. mpimpa says:

    iiiiii mukaluzaso a mtawali ndiye ayisotu asaaaa

  49. martin gonda says:

    Why Harawa again instead of calling Charles swim ,Harawa is not a good goalkeeper please

  50. Israel2013 says:

    Swini, Gerald Phiri junior, Mecium mhone & Sulumba why omitted? Bola mukanasiya Harawa

  51. limzy says:

    Musovas

  52. Bongani Bollah says:

    Congrats Mr chancy Gondwe, nanunso mudye nawo ndalama ndi za masiye izi.

  53. Gud squad,kma vickor Limbani akufunikanso

  54. KAMBWE says:

    iiiiiii chongotenga Lucky Malata basi zones zawola….

  55. Samarakunjuta says:

    Bravo!!mwana wamalikho amusiya

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