Football Association of Malawi (FAM) has released a 20 man squad for the Flames’ African Cup of Nations qualifier first leg match against Ghana next week Saturday September 8.
According to FAM’s General Secretary Suzgo Nyirenda, the squad plus seven other officials will leave the country on Sunday via Liberia.
“The team will depart the country via Kamuzu International Airport and is expected to arrive in Monrovia, Liberia on Monday September 3. The Malawi team will line up against Liberia in a friendly on Wednesday September 4 at Samuel Dhoe Complex Centre.”
“Then the delegation will leave Monrovia Thursday September 5 for Accra Ghana ahead of the crucial match on Saturday September 8,” Nyirenda said.
The delegation list is as follows:
Goalkeepers – Simplex Nthala, Owen Chaima and Charles Swini
Defenders – James Sangala, Moses Chavula, Limbikani Mzava, Harry Nyirenda, Pilira Makupe, and Steve Chagoma.
Midfielders- Joseph Kamwendo, Robert Ng’ambi, Davi Banda, Frank Banda, Chimango Kayira, Peter Wadabwa, Ndaziona Chatsalira
Strikers- Jimmy Zakazaka, Robin Ngalande, Atusaye Nyondo and Gabadihno Mhango
The delegation consists of the coaching panel of Kinna Phiri, Young Chimodzi, Mc Hodges Chunga and Stewart Mbolembole. The others are team doctor Matthews Mangondo and Logistics Manager Christopher Mdolo.
The delegation will be headed by Othaniel Hara (FAM Executive Committee Member),
The winner of the two legged encounter will qualify for the African Cup of Nations final to be held in South Africa next year. The second leg takes place during the weekend of October 13-14 this year