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Meck Mwase leaves Rabson Chiyenda out of Flames squad

Action picture of the game between Malawi and Burkina Faso in 2009

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:

Goalkeepers

Brighton Munthali – Silver Strikers

William Thole – Be Forward Wanderers

Ernest Kakhobwe – Nyasa Big Bullets

Defenders

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

Midfielders

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

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