Malawi national football team coach Ernest Mtawali has recalled former first choice goalkeeper Simplex Nthala to the national team as he has been named in a 25-man squad for Tanzania game.
Malawi face Tanzania in a midweek match in Dar-es-Salaam in the World Cup qualifier first leg match.
Mtawali has also called Bloemfontein Celtic striker Gabadinho Mhango who has been sidelined with an injury but there is still no place for South Africa’s top University of Pretoria striker Atusaye Nyondo.
Platinum Stars midfielder Robert Ng’ambi has also found his way into the squad despite a fallout after the South Africa based player was not included in the squad.
The return of Nthala underlines Malawi’s lack of reliable goalkeepers over the years as Mtawalai has shown his disappointed with Mighty Be Forward Wanderers blamed for the two-all draw.
The list also reflects Mtawali’s move to entrust the youthful players by maintaining Surestream Academy goalkeeper Bright Munthali and including his teammate Levison Maganizo nd Chawanganga Kaonga.
The Flames coach justified the inclusion of Nthala in the squad saying his performance was impressive.
“Simplex had done well in training and deserves to be part of the team,” he said.
He also clarified that Ng’ambi who has hit top form at Platinum Stars this season so far with two league goals is a good player.
“Ng’ambi was not dropped but just not used. He is a top player and in top form and we need him
The following is the full list of the squad;
Goalkeepers : Simplex Nthala Brighton Munthali
Defenders: Stanly Sanudi, John Lanjesi, Yamikani Fodya, Miracle Gabeya, Pilirani Zonda
Midfielders: Isaac Kaliati, Chimango Kayira., Robert Ng’ambi, Micium Mhone, John Banda
Levison Maganizo, Gerrald Phiri Junior, Dalitso Sayilesi
Strikers: Manase Chiyesa, Robin Ngalande, Chawanangwa Kaonga, Frank Gabadinho Mhango.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :