BLANTYRE-(MaraviPost)—Malawi national football team Coach Meck Mwase has named a 23 man local based players squad to go into camp on Sunday October 25, 2020 to start preparations for back to back 2020 AFCON qualifying matches against Burkina Faso next month.
Mwase has maintained the bulk of the players that were part of the squad that played against Zambia and Zimbabwe in international friendly matches last month, but has added five new faces.
The five include defenders Paul Ndlobvu of MAFCO, Nixon Mwase of CIVO Sporting and Lusekelo Malema of Karonga United. The others are Moyale Barracks midfielder Lloyd Njaliwa and Silver Strikers forward Stain Dave.
Mwase will name the list of foreign based players on Friday October 31, 2020.
The team will be camping at the Malawi Sun Hotel in Blantyre.
Flames will face Burkina Faso’s Stallions away in Ougadudugu on Thursday November 12, 2020 before hosting them in Blantyre four days later.
As preparations for the game, Malawi held two international friendly games against Zambia and Zimbabwe. The Flames lost 0-1 to Zambia before sharing the spoils with Zimbabwe at Chiwembe Stadium.
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
Foster Beaton – Silver Strikers
Stain Dave – Silver Strikers
Hassan Kajoke – Nyasa Big Bullets