Malawi squad leaves for Cosafa: Gaba, Jose and ‘Baggio’ not included

Malawi national football team Head Coach Young Chimodzi and his backroom staff have finally released names of players expected to fly to South Africa Thursday for the showdown at the 15th edition of the Cosafa Cup tournament.

Coach Chimodzi with his charges -Photo by Jeromy Kadewere

Coach Chimodzi with his charges -Photo by Jeromy Kadewere

The Flames will play their first game against the Mamba’s of Mozambique in the quarterfinal stage on Monday 25th May, 2015.

The technical panel has made few changes from the provisional squad that was earlier sent and published on Cosafa website.

The list of professionals on board includes defender Limbikani Mzava, midfielders Chimango Kaira, Gerald Phiri Jnr and Frank Banda, goalkeeper Charles Swini, plus strikers Robin Ngalande and Zicco Nkanda.

The locally based players list include Macdonald Harawa, Lucky Malata, Bashil Maunde, Yamikani Fodya, John Lanjesi, Francis Mlimbika, Chikoti Chirwa, Ernest Tambe, Fischer Kondowe, John Banda, Micium Mhone, Tizgobere Kumwenda and Muhammad Sulumba.

Regulars missing on the list include Captain Joseph Kamwendo who plays for TP Mazembe in DRC, Bloemfontein Celtic’s Gabadinho Mhango and Robert ‘Baggio’ Ng’ambi of Platinum Stars.

Mighty Be forward Wanderers first choice goalie Richard Chipuwa has also been dropped for the first time in over the past year.

Reports from South Africa indicates that Ng’ambi is still nursing a hamstring injury but confirmed that he will be available for the Flames African Cup of nations Qualifiers.

Expectations

Meanwhile, government and the Football association of Malawi (FAM) have expressed optimism that the team will do better having undergone good preparations.

Sports Minister Grace Obama Chiumia said the inclusion of new faces in the squad will bring new life into the team and do better despite losing to Zambia in a friendly two weeks ago.

“We expect to see wonders” said Chiumia.

On his part, FAM President Walter Nyamilandu has challenged to win the tournament and that there will be no an excuse if they fail to win the cup because his association provided everything the team needed in its preparations for the competition.

Flames previously managed to reach the final twice but lost in both occasions to South Africa and Zimbabwe.

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Hardson
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Komanso timangodandaula team silibwino ifenso ma supporter tilibe luso olo mpang’ono pomwe timaonetsa usapota team ikachinya ngati Jeffrey Msampha kapena Steve Banda pa commentery; ifeyo tinayenera kusapota from word go to the word stop osati kungochinyidwa ndiye ngati kwagwa maliro stadium yonse ziii. Aaaaaa ku Malawi palibe chilipo!!!!! Taganizani commentator (mMalawi) kugulitsa game ya dziko lake lomwe kkkkkkkkk hehedeee ulu.

Hardson
Guest

The problem is with our players. Can you imagine Kamwendo denied a call up saying he is paving way for new blood; is that ok? Walemera…..

walker
Guest

ine ndi m,modzi mwa anthu oyenda ndi mi pini kubwera ku stadium kuzakugendani ndi anthu ako ameneoo musadzayende mu streat ndizaku bayani ndi mpeni

Mc Duff Phiri
Guest

Zomakalowetsa Ma Right Winger Okhaokha Five Kuti Asewere Pa Midfield Ayi Zichepe…We Expect Much Frm U Guyz

timi
Guest

Welcome to xenophobia………

Kanyama Chima
Guest

I hope mwatenga team not just a bunch of players.

collin jr
Guest

you just wasting ur tym and money going to RSA coz u can’t succeed

mbindinga
Guest

young,simunamutenge Tizgo ali pa peak ku BB,mukamutenga pano coz ali ku silver?Mc donald ndi goalkeepr yemwe wachinyitsa zigoli zambiri,inu kukatenga yemweyo,defender wa civo emwe akupita ku B4ward sanamenyeko compititive game since last season….kaya ife athu ndi maso

mphatso
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this is just a trial and error team.they never win anything

mbani
Guest

Walter how on earth?

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