Soccer fans question Malawi squad selection

Football fans in the countryare surprised with the way national football team selection is being done.

Malawi coach RVG defends his selection

The Flames went into camp last week in preparation for a friendly match with Tanzania this coming weekend, but people are worried with how the squad was selected pointing out on the leaving out of some of the players who are outstanding in the TNM Super league.

“I don’t know exactly who is in charge of the selection of players for national team and what they look for for someone to be picked,” wondered one soccer fan, Alex Sambo who stays in Area 23.

The concerns come following the absence from the squad of Khuda Muyaba of Moyale barracks who has been scoring goals.

“This is really annoying; how can you develop soccer in the country when you are leaving promising talent out of the national team, for example Kuda has been an outstanding player for Moyale Barracks scoring some goals for them week in week out but he is not in the squad,” bemoaned Sambo.

While the announcement was made for the national team, Kuda Muyaba was not in the squad but surprising though, young Peter Banda who plays for FMB under 20 was in the squad.

This has raised some questions and people have asked the football authorities in the country to be serious if they want flames to do better on international level.

One of the soccer analysts, Moffat Jere said; “our football administration is killing the development of football in the country.”

“We had Richard Mbulu last season when he was playing for Mafco FC but how many times did he receive call ups to the national team, none,” said Jere adding, “it was until he moved to Mozambique this season that’s when we started seeing him in the national team colours.”

Meanwhile Flames coach, Ronny van Geneugden has defended the selection of players for the national team and for taking on board Peter Banda who has never played in TNM Super League saying age is just a number

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4 years ago

I hope we will still build a team even if the coach stays 3 years no player an succumb to the RVG theory with the way the team continues to change. panopa in RSA kulibe mpira koma money tidakakamilabe ma proffessioN aku Joni over those playing oversea and other neibouring countries like Mozambique and Tanzania. Malawi. Will only succeed after the Current FAM,

Kamjipiti Wamfupi
Kamjipiti Wamfupi
4 years ago

We have engaged an expatriate coach as an alternative to the many coaches whom we felt have failed in making the Malawi National team what it used to be in the 70s and early 80s. It would be advisable that we let him do what he knows best because in the end, he will bear the blame and not supporters. Let no one influence his decisions as he manages the team….otherwise too many cooks spoil the soup! An let him be given sufficient time to build the team…we should not expect miracles within a year, but after three or more… Read more »

4 years ago

I don’t know if FAM and the coach have made inquiries on Mwanyongo who plays in England and Tawonga Chimodzi who plays for Sparta in Greece. The other player that needs consideration is Schumacher Kuwait. Please cast the net wider Mr coach.

4 years ago

You stupid idiots! wait when you become a national team coach then you can select your stupid khuda muyaba but right now RVG is the boss. Why you stupid dunderhead Malawians have to be negative about everything? And you! the writer! really? Look at your headline, soccer fans, believe me asshole, i’m not included. I’m happy with the coach’s selection. Don’t waste your time criticizing the coach because one player who happens to be the one fucking your mother has not been picked by the coach for the national duty. If he is good in bed by fucking your mama… Read more »

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