Phiri names Malawi squad for China match: Chiukepo dropped, Mbulu called

Newly appointed Malawi  Caretaker Coaches Gerald Phiri and his assistant Deckerk Msakakuona have named their 29-man squad expected to go into camp on Sunday ahead of their meeting with China during the official opening of the newly built Bingu National Stadium in Lilongwe scheduled for 28 January, 2017.

Gerald Phiri : Malawi Caretaker coach names squad 

According to a statement from the Football Association of Malawi (FAM), the Flames are expected to be in trainingcamp for two weeks before taking on China on 28 January.

The statement further says the Flames will camp at Mpira Village for a week before shifting to Lilongwe on 22January, 2016.

Among the surprise ommission on the list is Flames Vice captain Chiukepo Msowoya who finished the golden boot race behind MAFCO’s Richard Mbulu.

However Mbulu is among a list of seven strikers called by the new Flames caretaker Coaches.

The others are Be Forward Wanderers sniper Jaffalie Chande, Moyale Barrack ‘s duo of Gastin Simkomda and Khuda Muyawa, Mzuni’s Luwindiko Mushani and Bullet ‘s Muhammad Sulumba.

Phiri and Msakakuona have also given Silver Striker’s Duncan Antonio his first national team call up alongside Thoko Stambuli.

Saidi Mtekama of MAFCO and Chikoti Chirwa of Red Lions are the other two players having their first nayional team call cup.

The rest of the squad is as follows;


Ernest Kakhobwe Nyasa Big Bullets FC
Richard Chipuwa Be Forward Wanderers FC
Leman Nthala Kamuzu Barracks FC


Stanley Sanudi Be Forward Wanderers FC
Steve Chagoma Blue Eagles FC
Mike Ntonyo Silver Strikers FC
John Lanjesi Nyasa Big Bullets FC
Paul Phiri MAFCO FC
Yamikani Fodya Nyasa Big Bullets FC
Thoko Stambuli Silver Strikers FC
Lukcy Malata Silver Strikers FC


Davie Banda Kamuzu Barracks FC
Chimango Kaira Unattached
Chikoti Chirwa Red Lions FC
Isaac Kaliati Be Forward Wanderers FC
Saidi Mtekama MAFCO FC
Dalitso Sailesi Nyasa Big Bullets FC
Duncan Nyoni Silver Strikers FC
Gilbert Chirwa Blue Eagles FC
Mike Mkwate Nyasa Big Bullets FC
Hanvey Mkacha Kamuzu Barracks FC
Yamikani Chester Tigers FC
Harvey Mkacha Kamuzu Barracks


Muhamad Sulumba Nyasa Big Bullets FC
Richard Mbulu MAFCO FC
Gasten Msimkonda MOYALE Barracks FC
Jaffali Chande Be Forward Wanderers FC
Manase Chiyesa Kamuzu Barracks FC
Khuda Muyawa MOYALE Barracks FC
Luwindiko Mushani MZUNI FC

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7 years ago

Try Mwandepeka from Karonga United in Mid or defence

7 years ago


7 years ago

Well done coach for the new faces.wishing you all the best.osamangoti auje auje koma zokondera.This is a national team and i can see players from a number of clubs osangoti ma player a nomads ndi maule basi mwati national team

Asawi Lunda
Asawi Lunda
7 years ago

Let us try this squad and appreciate its fruits. It is apparent call up is perfect but remains to be seen if it can deliver the expected result. Glad to include the gifted goal poacher Richard Mbulu.

Black Market
Black Market
7 years ago

Happy with military teams inclusion. This team is indeed the best selection without considering names but only performance. Paul Phiri, Lucky Malata can make best combination. These are the players’ conspicuously missed in the Enerst Mtawali call-ups and eventually he lost the post. Best and Unbiased Call-up.

7 years ago

This squad is good but the problem. with Malawi coaches you fail to select the best 1st XI.

7 years ago

Muno Malawi muli ma right back Awiri omwe amatha mpira weni weni ndipo olo atapita ku English Priemier league atha kukasewela nde ndi Pilirani Zonda komanso Stanley Sanudi basi, bt chomwe ndimadabwa nacho kuma coach a Malawi amakonda Anthu owuma osatha mpira, Kodi Zonda anakulakwilani chani ku National Team ko?

7 years ago

#unattached mpakana call up koma ma coach enawa sha! Callupgate!

Prof. Malawimotobuuu!!
Prof. Malawimotobuuu!!
7 years ago

Atumbuka atikwana za mpira lets try Gerald Phiri now

7 years ago

Why Mike Mkwate?

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