Kaputa earmarks 39 players for Malawi squad

Football Association of Malawi (FAM) Technical Director John Kaputa has earmarked new 39 players for the Malawi national football team.

Kaputa, who took over the post  in December last year from former Flames captain Jack Chamangwana, said he scouted the 39 players within the last two months.

The highly trained and experienced football tactician said the players should be able to fit in any Flames coach’s plans.

Kaputa: Scouting
Kaputa: Scouting

“Malawi has a lot of good players who can be used at the senior national team level,” Kaputa said.

“I have come up with a list of 39 new players who can be drafted into the national team and produce results.”

But the Malawi Defence Force (MDF) employee, who was granted leave to take up a two-year contract at FAM, cautioned the players to work hard and be disciplined if they are to be considered.

“What we need is for them to be committed, believe in themselves and of course be disciplined for them to achieve results,” he said.

FAM has re-engaged former Flames Assistant Coach, Young Chimodzi, as head coach with Chamangwana as assistant coach, former Flames goalkeeper Phillip Nyasulu as goalkeeper trainer, Franco Ndawa as team manager for the newly appointed Flames coaching panel.

The panel is expected to be unveiled this Saturday, February 1, ready for business in the forthcoming assignments.

The Flames have been idle since October last year after being eliminated by Nigeria when they just needed a win against a win to qualify for the Brazil 2014 World.

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