Gerald Phiri Jnr earns first Flames call-up, Malawi to play Tanzania March 28

Malawi national football team,coach Young Chimodzi has handed Zimbabwe Caps United midfielder Gerald Phiri Jnr his first ever Flames call up as the team goes into camp this Sunday at the Chiwembe Technical Centre in preparation for a friendly match against Tanzania away on 28th March.

Gerald Phiri Jnr rewarded for his prolific form
Gerald Phiri Jnr rewarded for his prolific form.- Photo by Jeromy Kadewere, Nyasa Times

Phiri , formerly of Mighty Wanderers, scored a brace against Silver Strikers when his side beat the former TNM Super League champions 2-0 at the Silver Stadium in Lilongwe.

He was also outstanding in a 2-1 loss to Bullets F.C on Wednesday and has been  rewarded for his prolific form for  a national team call up.

Football Association of Malawi (FMA) confirmed the development in a statement released on Thursday 5th March 2015 and made available to Nyasa Times.

The friendly match will be played on 28th March, 2015 away in Tanzania.

According to the statement, the local players will camp for about two weeks starting from this Sunday while all the foreign based players will join the team in Tanzania.

The local squad has a few new faces from the lower leagues including Surestream Academy’s Bright Munthali, and Earnest Tambe as well as Hard Knockers defender Nashoni Harazi, Remedy Munthali from Kasungu Medicine and Dave Balaka from Dedza Young Soccer.

Below is a list of all local players selected.

GOALKEEPERS 1. Mc Donald Harawa – Moyale 2. Richard Chipuwa -Wanderers 3. Bright Munthali – Surestream

DEFENDERS 1. Lucky Malata – Silver 2. John Lanjesi – Civo 3. Francis Mulimbika – Wanderers 4. Enock Likoswe – Wanderers 5. Bongani Kaipa – Wanderers 6. Stanley Sanudi – Azam Tigers 7. Nashoni Harazi – Hard Knockers 8. Pearson Panje – Red Lions

MIDFIELDERS 1. Earnest Tambe – Surestream 2. Malumbo Gondwe – Azam Tigers 3. Isaac Kaliati – Azam Tigers 4. John Banda – Blue Eagles 5. Nelson Kangunje – Civo 6. Mecium Mhone – Blue Eagles 7. Young Chimodzi – Silver 8. Ndaziona Chatsalira – Silver 9. Emmanuel Chipeta – Mafco 10. Remedy Munthali – Kasungu Medicine

STRIKERS 1. Loti Chawinga – Red Lions 2. Peter Wadabwa – Silver 3. Shumacher Kuwali – Blue Eagles 4. Amos Khamula – Support Battalion 5. Dave Balaka – Dedza Young Soccer 6. Lotti Kamanga – Kasungu Police

Foreign based players to travel straight to Tanzania

SOUTH AFRICA 1. Limbikani Mzava – Celtic 2. Harry Nyirenda – Black Leopards 3. Esau Kanyenda – Polokwane City 4. Atusaye Nyondo – University of Pretoria

MOZAMBIQUE 1. Frank Banda- HBC Songo 2. Chimango Kayira- Costal De Sol

DRC 1. Joseph Kamwendo- TP Mazembe

ZIMBABWE 1. Gerald Phiri- Caps United.

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Ndaziona Dube
Ndaziona Dube
7 years ago

Honesty speaking Atusaye is spent force. I would rather the coach picked Robert Ngámbi.

Mzimba Solola
Mzimba Solola
7 years ago

Coleagues is it Kasungu Medicine or Kasungu Medicals?

Afana gumu
7 years ago
Reply to  Mzimba Solola

bola waziwa

nyarunyaru
nyarunyaru
7 years ago

nanga ng’ambi ndi gaba zili bwanji pamenepa.??

zanga phee
zanga phee
7 years ago

Amauleeeee palibepo,chifukwa chakuti akhala akukonzekera return match yawo ya CAF ndi timu ija ya ku Sudan. tisawasokoneze angazatinamizire?

asido
asido
7 years ago

wester phiri of fomboni bwanji he is much better that the locals

Black Market
Black Market
7 years ago

Gerald’ call is a long overdue. I watched this guy last two years he was too good to be ignored only that Malawi was not able to watch the player.

Mzozodo
Mzozodo
7 years ago

Papa has worked his way into the team, his performances, even in Zimbbwe have always suggested he needs to play for Flames, congrats young man!!!

truth
7 years ago

Mr couch & ur back room staff lets try to build ateam.These proffesional players have failed us so many times.Exposed the locals & u will make good proff.Do b results oriented bcz we for sure dont have the material to bring us the result.Afa all this is a friendly match,let the locals showase their talent. Y waste money on prof.keep the money & give the locals as many friendlies as u can.U will neva regret.Kanyendas generation is gone.there ootball is not the football of today.Football is revolving with generation.look at the system of nowadays 4-1-4-1 ,3-5-2,4-2-3-2 pomwe a Kanyenda ndi… Read more »

truth
7 years ago

Mr couch & ur back room staff lets try to build ateam.These proffesional players have failef us so many times.Exposed the locals & u will make good proff.Do b results oriented bcz we for sure dont have the material to bring us the result.Afa all this is a friendly match,let the locals showase their talent. Y waste money on prof.keep the money & give the locals as many friendlies as u can.U will neva regret.Kanyendas generation is gone.there ootball is not the football of today.Football is revolving with generation.look at the system of nowadays 4-1-4-1 ,3-5-2,4-2-3-2 pomwe a Kanyenda ndi… Read more »

Chitima
Chitima
7 years ago

bravo hard knockers, KU medicals , KU police, Surestream, support battalion and Dedza young soccer … Coach woganiza nde uyu…..

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