The Malawi national soccer team regroups on Sunday for camp training to prepare for the first leg of the 2013 African Cup of Nations qualifier against Chad in N’djamena on 29 February.
Football Association of Malawi (FAM) in consultations with the Kinnah Phiri led technical panel has released a 25 local member squad to go into camp at FAM’s Chiwembe technical centre in Blantyre.
Notable inclusions in the squad include Mafco’s Oscar Chapitapansi, Thoko Stambuli (Blantyre United), Clement Mvula (Silver Strikers), George Nyirenda (Bullets ) and Masiyano Maxwell(Blue Eagles).
Kinnah has also called into camp veteran striker Esau Kanyenda who is unattached following the termination of his contract with his Russian club and is back home.
FAM says it will release a list of foreign based players for the Chad game in due course.
The Flames will regroup for the first time this year after their painful failure to qualify for the 2012 Afcon with only minutes to go against the team they will meet on 29 February Chad.
The full squad is as follows
Kinnah Phiri coach
Young Chimodzi assistant coach
Stewart Mbolembole team manager
Matthews Mangondo team doctor
Mc Hodges Chunga goalkeeper trainer