Mtawali to hold special talks with Malawi players in South Africa

Malawi national team Head Coach Ernest Mtawali is expected to fly to South Africa on Friday 15th January, 2016 where he is expected to hold special talks with Malawian professional players plying their trade in the rainbow nation.

Ernest Mtawali: To mend fences with senior  players

Ernest Mtawali: To mend fences with senior players

Football Association of Malawi (FAM) General Secretary  Suzgo Nyirenda confirmed the move on Thursday.

Nyirenda said the talks are aimed at refurbishing the Flames and the sour relationship between the coach and other veteran and senior players who have been sidelined on national team duties.

He revealed that the coach is seriously considering bringing back a couple of experienced players that obviously include Robert Ng’ambi, Joseph Kamwendo among others.

Nyirenda said a report covering the past five months presented by Mtawali to Fam indicates that the coach has been rebuilding the team but this time around, he has decided to assemble a squad comprising of both upcoming and experienced players to ensure the Flames qualify to African Cup of Nations finals.

The General Secretary also revealed that the squad to face Guinea in Flames next Afcon much will be dominated by foreign and experienced players.

He said the squad to face Guinea will be dominated by foreign based players with 60 percent while 40 percent will be for locally based players.

Meanwhile, former Flames captain Joseph Kamwendo said he is ready to make a return at all cost because he loves his nation.

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Rahim kandulu

Bg up Mtawali,bt you don’t have to forget amending your relationship with Bagio,otherwise you r my good coach

Starling Kondowe,Chikwina CDSS in nkhata bay
Starling Kondowe,Chikwina CDSS in nkhata bay

What Enesrt has decided to do is quite remarkable.I have been following the flames since 1984.The likes of Jack,Kinnah,Bonface,Stock,Spy,Zoro,Sinalo,Young etc made the flames fly high due to their extensive experience.Robert,Joseph,Mecium etc lie in the same trend.Do it coach we are behind you.I am Starling Kondowe from chikwina cdss in nkhata bay.

Eddy Gomez

Kutola Khobwedi Ndi Mmawa Guyz,mtawali Ndi More Fire,Good Luck.


Am just hoping the percentage split between local and foreign players to face Guinea is based on performance and not a premeditated decision to balance participation levels. I mean if our best eleven are all local, then let them feature the 100% and the same if our best 11 is all foreign based players.


“If you want to be fast go alone and if you want to achieve great things go together”…… working with the pros and local experienced players is really a milestone you guys have taken……. wish you luck.

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