Malawi coach names squad against Ghana

Malawi national soccer team coach Kinnah Phiri through the Football Association of Malawi (FAM) has released a 20 man strong squad to face the Black Stars of Ghana.

Flames play Black Stars in the first leg of the last qualifying games of the 2013 African cup of nations on September 9th away in Accra.

According to FAM’s General Secretary Suzgo Nyirenda, the squad plus seven other officials will leave the country on Sunday via Liberia. The team will depart on through Kamuzu international Airport at: 15:15pm local time.

Kinnah: Releases squad

En-route to Ghana, the Flames are expected to fly via Monrovia, Liberia where the team will play a strength texting match before facing Ghana in a do-or-die encounter.

“Malawi team will line up against Liberia on 4th September 2012 at Samuel Dhoe Complex Centre and the match will kick off at 20:00 hours,” Nyirenda said.

Malawi team  to be led by FAM Executive Committee Member  Othaniel Hara with Christopher Mdolo (FAM Accountant) as Logistics Manager-will leave Monrovia on 5th September  to Accra .

The squad:

Goalkeepers – Simplex Nthala, Owen Chaima and Charles Swini

Defenders – James Sangala, Moses Chavula, Limbikani Mzava, Harry Nyirenda, Pilira Makupe, and Steve Chagoma.

Midfielders- Joseph Kamwendo, Robert Ng’ambi, Davi Banda, Frank Banda, Chimango Kayira, Peter Wadabwa, Ndaziona Chatsalira

Strikers- Jimmy Zakazaka, Robin Ngalande, Atusaye Nyondo and Gabadihno Mhango

The delegation consists of the coaching panel of Kinna Phiri, Young Chimodzi, Mc Hodges Chunga and Stewart Mbolembole. The others are team doctor Matthews Mangondo and Logistics Manager Christopher Mdolo. The delegation will be headed by Othaniel Hara (FAM Executive Committee Member),

The winner of the two legged encounter will qualify for the African Cup of Nations final to be held in South Africa next year. The second leg takes place during the weekend of October 13-14 this year.

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