Malawi national football team head coach Meke Mwase has included six professional on the list of players expected to go into camp on Monday to start preparations for their back to back 2022 World Cup qualifying matches against ‘The Zebras’’ of Botswana.
The two sides meet in the first leg this Saturday September 7 2019 in Francis Town before meeting again for the second leg three days later at the Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre.
The professionals list includes South African based duo of striker Richard Mbulu and midfielder Gerald Phiri Junior.
Mbulu and Phiri, who are teammates at South African Premier Soccer League side Baroka FC.
The other three are midfielder John Banda who plies his trade in Mozambique, as well as Robin Ngalande and Yamikani Chester ,who are based in the USA and Azerbaijan respectively.
According to a statement from Malawi FA, Orlando Pirates striker Gabadinho Mhango will join the team in Johannesburg enroute to Botswana on Wednesday.
Mwase has picked three goalkeepers namely Brighton Munthali of Silver Strikers, Ernest Kakhobwe of Nyasa Big Bullets and William Thole of Be Forward Wanderers.
He has also picked seven defenders, twelve midfielders and five strikers.
Super League defending champions Nyasa Big Bullets are the highest contributors having contributed tem players while their rivals Mighty Be Forward Wanderers have contributed seven players.
Below is a full list of players selected to start camping at Mpira Village.
- Brighton Munthali -Silver Strikers
- Ernest Kakhobwe-Nyasa Big Bullets
- William Thole -Be Forward Wanderers
- Charles Petro-Nyasa Big Bullets
- Stanley Sanudi -Be Forward Wanderers
- Trever Kalema -Silver Strikers
- Peter Cholopi -Be Forward Wanderers
- Dennis Chembezi -Be Forward Wanderers
- Precious Sambani -Nyasa Big Bullets
- Gomezgani Chirwa -Nyasa Big Bullets
- Mike Mkwate -Nyasa Big Bullets
- Chimwemwe Idana -Nyasa Big Bullets
- Chikoti Chirwa-Kamuzu Barracks
- Peter Banda -Nyasa Big Bullets
- Micium Mhone -Blue Eagles
- Yamikani Chester – North Carolina FC ( USA)
- John Banda- Ferraviaro de Nampula (Mozambique)
- Gerald Phiri- Baroka FC ( South Africa)
- Francisco Madinga-Be Forward Wanderers
- Alfred Manyozo -Be Forward Wanderers
- Felix Zulu-Be Forward Wanderers
- Chimango Kaira -Nyasa Big Bullets
- Hassan Kajoke -Nyasa Big Bullets
- Patrick Phiri-Nyasa Big Bullets
- Gabadinho Mhango- Orlando Pirates ( South Africa)
- Richard Mbulu – Baroka FC( South Africa)
- Robin Ngalande-Zira FK ( Azerbaijan)