Malawi National Football Team Coach Meck Mwase has named a 23 man local based players squad for the upcoming two legged 2021 AFCON qualifier fixtures against Burkina Faso next month.
This is the Flames squad of the qualifiers this year as a result of AFCON games in March being cancelled against the milieu of the coronavirus pandemic.
Goalkeeper Rabson Chiyenda has been excluded, despite the announcement by his club last week that the shot stopper had tested negative for coronavirus.
Earlier this month, Chiyenda tested positive for Covid-19, a development that forced him to miss the Malawi Men’s Senior National Football team international friendlies against Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Defenders Paul Ndlobvu of MAFCO, Nixon Mwase of CIVO Sporting and Lusekelo Malema of Karonga United, Moyale Barracks midfielder Lloyd Njaliwa and Silver Strikers forward Stain Dave are the new faces in the squad.
Mwase will name the list of foreign based players on Friday October 31, 2020 to join their colleagues who will go into camp this coming Sunday at the Malawi Sun Hotel in Blantyre, Football Association of Malawi said in a statement.
Flames will face Burkina Faso’s Stallions away in Ougadudugu on Thursday November 12, 2020 before hosting them in Blantyre four days later.
Below is the full squad:
Brighton Munthali – Silver Strikers
William Thole – Be Forward Wanderers
Ernest Kakhobwe – Nyasa Big Bullets
Stanely Sanudi – Be Forward Wanderers
Peter Cholopi – Be Forward Wanderers
Gomezgani Chirwa – Nyasa Big Bullets
Precious Sambani – Nyasa Big Bullets
Nixon Nyasulu – Nyasa Big Bullets
Paul Ndhlovu – MAFCO
Nickson Mwase – Civo Sporting
Lusekero Malema – Karonga United
Chimango Kaira – Nyasa Big Bullets
Chikoti Chirwa – Kamuzu Barracks
Rafik Namwera – Be Forward Wanderers
Duncan Nyoni – Silver Strikers
Peter Banda – Nyasa Big Bullets
Chimwemwe Idana – Nyasa Big Bullets
Isaac Kaliyati – Be Forward Wanderers
Micium Mhone – Blue Eagles
Loyd Njaliwa – Moyale Barracks Strikers
Foster Beaton – Silver Strikers
Stain Dave – Silver Strikers
Hassan Kajoke – Nyasa Big Bullets