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.
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.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :