Mtawali recalls Simplex, Gaba in Malawi squad

Malawi national football team coach Ernest Mtawali has recalled former first choice goalkeeper Simplex Nthala to the national team as he has been named in a 25-man squad for Tanzania game.

Mtawali announcing his squad to Malawi media -Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Mtawali announcing his squad to Malawi media -Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Flames players during training...Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Flames players during training…Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Gaba: Return to Malawi duty

Gaba: Return to Malawi duty

Malawi face Tanzania in a midweek match in Dar-es-Salaam in the World Cup qualifier first leg match.

Mtawali has also called Bloemfontein Celtic striker Gabadinho Mhango who has been sidelined with an injury but there is still no place for South Africa’s top University of Pretoria striker Atusaye Nyondo.

Platinum Stars midfielder Robert Ng’ambi has also found his way into the squad despite a fallout after the South Africa based player was not included in the squad.

The return of Nthala underlines Malawi’s lack of reliable goalkeepers over the years as Mtawalai has shown his disappointed with Mighty Be Forward Wanderers blamed for the two-all draw.

The list also reflects Mtawali’s move to entrust the youthful players by maintaining Surestream Academy goalkeeper Bright Munthali and including his teammate Levison Maganizo nd Chawanganga Kaonga.

The Flames coach justified the inclusion of Nthala in the squad saying his performance was impressive.

“Simplex had done well in training and deserves to be part of the team,” he said.

He also clarified that Ng’ambi who has hit top form at Platinum Stars this season so far with two league goals is a good player.

“Ng’ambi was not dropped but just not used. He is a top player and in top form and we need him

The following is the full list of the squad;

Goalkeepers : Simplex Nthala Brighton Munthali

Defenders: Stanly Sanudi, John Lanjesi, Yamikani Fodya, Miracle Gabeya, Pilirani Zonda
Limbikani Mzava,

Midfielders: Isaac Kaliati, Chimango Kayira., Robert Ng’ambi, Micium Mhone, John Banda
Levison Maganizo, Gerrald Phiri Junior, Dalitso Sayilesi

Strikers: Manase Chiyesa, Robin Ngalande, Chawanangwa Kaonga, Frank Gabadinho Mhango.

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Ngwachi Chikoya

Flames went down 2-0 to Taifa stars. Professionals Samata and Ulimwengu scored each in Dar. Flames can do the same and even better when we meet on Sunday. Let’s support Flames. The team has also professionals and Stars will be at our home ground – the chance is ours God bless!!!


We the flames have to play it cool. Taifa stars went a goalless draw against the Eagles – all the analumi!!!

Frederick Mwakalenga

I wish de flames all the best.Guys fight tooth and nail up to last 95 minutes.

ule in mozambique

lets jst wait & see. the resuits wil prove him wrong or right.


Mr coach all the best,thus fantastic u selected young players with potential to show wat they are capable.i don’t see this squad failing they are great players except for gaba he has been out for some days hope he going to perform.

Joseph Moyo

Mtawali is a confused coach i feel pity for him because if he loses no kind words for him watishosha.when Nthala was doing well he never called him.he called him when he is serving aban as for Gaba mmmm i believe currently there r better players than him locally.

Wyson chipolonga

Kumawaganiziraso ma prof osati kumawaiwala ayi.

Keen Observer

Ya don’t be arrogant Ntawali, that’s good that you have included Robert Ng’ambi he is the best player, like him or hate him.

Pr. kumwembe

mwawasiyawo nde wochinya mwatenga ophonya okhaokha! mwadana nawo chani maprof? mwafuna! mpaka Kamwendo? aaaa kaya? mwasiya mpira mmbuyo.

thumbwe man

Ma comment ambuli sadabwisa. Kikikiki mafoniiiiii! Shaaaaaa chembwiye those r for ma paparazi

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