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.
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.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :