Newly appointed Malawi senior national team coach Ronny Van Geneugden has released names of locally based players expected to go into traing camp on Tuesday and start preparations for the forth coming African Cup of Nations qualifying campaign and the Cosafa Castle Cup.
Speaking after announcing his first official call-up, the new Flames tactician said he has picked players based on merit.
“The list of players I have announced are those that have the technical abilities to suit my philosophy. These are players that I have watched playing for their respective clubs and some were part of the national team during the Madagascar game.
“The door is still open for other new players and even those who were regulars for the team. But am happy because my call-up has almost 40% new players which I feel is ideal,” said Ronny.
The Belgian also hinted on possibilities of playing a friendly match before the Comoros game.
“Our first priority with the Technical Director is to have a strong team. They will start with exercises from Tuesday up until when we release them for club duties on Friday. From there, it’s now when we will decide on possibilities of playing a friendly before the Comoros game. We have not yet identified a team but we hope we will be communicated,” said the Belgian tactician.
Capital City giants, Silver Strikers dominate Van Geneugden call up with six players followed by Be Foward Wanderers and Nyasa Big Bullets who have contributed 5 players each.
Premier Bet Wizards, Kamuzu Barracks and Red Lions have two players each in the squad while Azam Tigers, Moyale, Blue Eagles and MAFCO have a player each in the squad.
New players include Tigers goalkeeper William Thole, Wizards defender Denis Chembezi, MAFCO’s midfielder Ben Mbewe and Moyale Barracks striker Khuda Muyawa.
Notable absentees are Captain Davie Banda, Chimango Kaira, Joseph Kamwendo and the misfiring Muhammad Sulumba.
He has also roped in Wizards midfielder Simeon Singa, Ben Mbewe of Mafco, Levison Maganizo of Silver Strikers and Innocent Bokosi of Red Lions.
Below is the full list of the selected players:
Ernest Kakhobwe (Nyasa Big Bullets), Lehman Nthala (Kamuzu Barracks), William Thole (Azam Tigers), Brighton Munthali (Silver Strikers).
Dennis Chembezi (Wizards FC), Stanley Sanudi (Be Forward), Lucky Malata (Be Forward Wanderers), Francis Mlimbika (Be Forward), Pilirani Zonda (Nyasa Big Bullets), Yamikani Fodya (Nyasa Big Bullets), John Lanjesi (Nyasa Big Bullets), Chisomo Mpachika (Silver Strikers).
Simeon Singa (Wizards FC), Chikoti Chirwa (Red Lions), Ben Mbewe (Mafco), Levison Maganizo (Silver Strikers), Young Chimodzi Junior (Silver Strikers). Strikers: Binwell Katinji (Silver Strikers), Green Harawa (Silver Strikers), Dalitso Sailesi (Nyasa Big Bullets), Jabulani Linje (Be Forward), Micium Mhone (Blue Eagles), Manase Chiyesa (Kamuzu Barracks), Innocent Bokosi (Red Lions), Khuda Muyawa (Moyale), Yamikani Chester (Be Forward).Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :