RVG names Malawi provisional Cosafa squad: Wanderers contribute highest number

Malawi  national football team coach Ronny Van Geneugden  has drafted in eight Be Forward Wanderers players in his  provisional 20-man squad  for the 2018 Cosafa Cup to be held in South Africa from May 27 to June 9.

RVG’s squad has also been reinforced With Nyasa Big Bullets players

The final squad was confirmed by Cosafa media officer,  Lynda Greeff, as FAM is yet to release the squad to the media.

Wanderers have contributed the highest number of players in goalkeeper Richard Chipuwa, defenders Stanley Sanudi, Precious Sambani, Peter Cholopi and Dennis Chembezi, midfielders Felix Zulu, Rafiq Namwera and Alfred Manyozo Jnr.

The coach has also called three Nyasa Big Bullets players namely, Chiukepo Msowoya, John Lanjesi and Patrick Phiri.

Four  foreign-based players have been included. They are Portugal-based Richard Mbulu, Robin Ngalande who tuns out for South African Premier Soccer League (PSL) side Baroka FC, Zambia-based Lusaka Dynamos winger Dalitso Sailesi and Mozambique-based John Banda.

From Silver Strikers, the Flames mentor has included goalkeeper Brighton Munthali and Levison Maganizo, while Gomezgani Gondwe from Civil Sporting Club has been called.

Newly promoted side, TN Stars has contributed one player in Ian Chinyama, while Gastin Simkonda from Moyale Barracks has also made it into the  squad.

The Flames start their Group B campaign against Mauritius on May 28. Their second fixture is against Botswana two days later before wrapping up the group stages against Angola on June 1.

The provisional squad is as follows:  Goalkeepers: Chipuwa, Brighton Munthali; Defenders:  Sanudi, Sambani, Chembezi, Cholopi, Ian Chinyama, Gomezgani Chirwa, Lanjesi; Midfielders: Levison Maganizo, Namwela, Felix Zulu, Manyozo, Banda, Sailesi, Ngalande; Strikers: Msowoya, Richard Mbulu, Simkonda and Phiri.

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5 years ago

Why eight players from a club that is struggling in the League! It was better if you could draft the whole under 20 team to the senior national! shame on Malawi football!

5 years ago

Not convinced with the coach’s selection of 8 players from a club that is struggling on the domestic scene.

5 years ago


5 years ago

Why 8 player s from wanderes yet the team is failing to produce fruitful results on domestic level.. R U crazy Mr coach? Shame on u lI will not achieve anything and am told u don’t even have an idea on football

5 years ago
Reply to  Anzijo

Even if the team is not producing fruitful results but those are good players for the National Team level.You Malawians why you always cry when it comes to National Team players selection?I remember in the time of Kinnah Phiri you were crying also saying he is only selecting Northerners because he is from North hence those were good players for the National level.Lets stop these negative altitudes because the players are not from the team you are supporting or from the region where you are coming from

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