U-23 starts camp,Botomani fails to join squad 

The Malawi U23 National football team on Monday started training in preparation for a 2020 Olympics qualifier against Botswana next month.

Coach Meke Mwase: In charge of junior Flames

Twenty five  players  reported for camp as only one player Misheck Botomani was not present.

Coach Meke Mwase said he is satisified with the boys response on first day.

“It is good that everybody is in. The attitude on day one was impressive. We have a mixed group comprising of players from the U 20 and Senior national team as well as others who are joining the national teams set up for the first time. By the time we fly to Gabarone we wIll have a good team,” said Mwase.

The following is the full squad:


  1. Brighton Munthali – Silver Strikers
  2. Charles Thom – Dwangwa United
  3. Rabson Chiyenda – NMC Bullets
  4. Hastings Banda – Civil Sporting Club


  1. Chembezi Denis – Be Forward Wanderers
  2. Precious Sambani – Be Forward Wanderers
  3. Trevor Kalema – Silver Strikers
  4. Mark Fodya – Silver Strikers
  5. Charles Petro – NMC Bullets Reserve
  6. Kelvin Kadzinje – MZUNI FC
  7. Lawrence Chaziya – Civil Sporting Club


  1. Chimwemwe Idana – NMC Bullets Reserves
  2. Mike Mkwate – NMC Bullets
  3. Levison Maganizo – Silver Strikers
  4. Jack Chiona – Silver Strikers
  5. Gregory Nachipo – Blue Eagles
  6. Ben Manyozo – Dwangwa United
  7. Enerst Tambe – Be Forward Wanderers
  8. Francis Mkonda – Masters Security


  1. Patrick Phiri – NMC Bullets
  2. Peter Banda – Griffin Young Stars
  3. Isaac Kaliyati – Be Forward Wanderers
  4. Misheck Botomani – Be Forward Wanderers
  5. China Chirwa – TN Stars
  6. Francisco Mdzaka – Kamuzu Barracks
  7. Laurent Banda – TN Stars


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3 years ago

Make Mwase take it easy. Few months ago you were the reason why u-20 failed to qualify. After producing a nil all draw in RSA. You came home thinking the boys have made it already. Instead of being in camp you went to zodiak Fm to complain how that only 2 journalists welcomed you. And your careless talk on the on the radio brought complacency in the boys. Grow up. Be patient.

3 years ago

Most of these players are in there late twenties

3 years ago

So what have u explained in your article about the missing of Botomani? I have no issues with Peter Mponda being part of the panel, it’s good for continuity and learning curve for the lads.

3 years ago

Why are you including players who play for senior national team..They will transfer there failure to the under 23..Are they the only players we have in Malawi??Give others a chance..And what’s so special with Peter Mponda to be in under 23 coaching panel..idiot Walter learn to give others a chance.

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