Malawi’s Mwase names home-based squad for camp

Malawi coach Meck Mwase has named a squad of 29 locally-based players to go into camp on Sunday ahead of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers next month.

Mwase will add his overseas stars to the pool ahead of the start of the qualifiers, but for now will only work with players from the local league.

Malawi will open their qualification campaign at home to South Sudan on November 13, before a tough trip to Uganda four days later. Burkina Faso are the other team in the pool.

The Flames have not lost any of their last 12 internationals, though they did go down on post-match penalties to Zambia and South Africa in that time, results that go into the history books as draws.

They will be confident of making a positive start to the Afcon qualifiers under Mwase, and will also be building towards the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers that start next year.


Malawi home-based squad:

Goalkeepers: Brighton Munthali (Silver Strikers), Charles Thom (Silver Strikers), Rabson Chiyenda (Nyasa Big Bullets), Bonage Lweya (Kamuzu Barracks), William Thole (Be Forward Wanderers)

Defenders: Stanley Sanudi (Be Forward Wanderers), Trevor Kalema (Silver Strikers), Lusekelo Malema (Karonga United), Lucky Malata (Be Forward Wanderers), Ted Sumani (Be Forward Wanderers), Gomezgani Chirwa (Nyasa Big Bullets), Nickson Nyasulu (Nyasa Big Bullets), Peter Cholopi (Be Forward Wanderers)

Midfielders: Lackson Sangano (Mzuni FC), Chimwemwe Idana (Nyasa Big Bullets), Chikoti Chirwa (Kamuzu Barracks), Peter Banda (Nyasa Big Bullets), Miciam Mhone (Blue Eagles), Francisco Madinga (Be Forward Wanderers), Alfred Manyozo (Be Forward Wanderers), Felix Zulu (Be Forward Wanderers), Chimango Kaira (Nyasa Big Bullets), Isaac Kaliati (Be Forward Wanderers)

Strikers: Hassan Kajoke (Nyasa Big Bullets), Patrick Phiri (Nyasa Big Bullets), Chikaiko Batson (Mighty Tigers), Foster Bitoni (Blue Eagles), Stain Davie (TN Stars), Khuda Myaba (Silver Strikers)