Sadik names preliminary COSAFA Women’s Championship squad

Newly-appointed Malawi women’s national football team coach Maggie Chombo Sadik has named a 34-member preliminary squad for the COSAFA Women’s Championship that will be staged in Port Elizabeth, South Africa from September 12-22.

Sadik, Malawi’s pioneer women footballer, has in her provisional squad included four foreign-based players, including captain Tabitha Chawinga, who plays in China.

The team started their training camp this week and in a statement from Football Association of Malawi, Sadik has given a maiden call up to South African-based Joy Bongowongo, who plays for University of Johannesburg.


The Malawi preliminary squad:

Thoko Mwase – Blantyre Zero FC
Martha Banda – Blantyre Zero FC
Memory Gama – Skippers FC
Mercy Sikelo – Ntopwa Super Queens FC
Ruth Mhango – DD Sunshine FC

Emily Jossam – Skippers FC
Fatsileni Kazembe – Skippers FC
Ruth Nkhola – Skippers FC
Ruth Nyirongo – DD Sunshine FC
Wezzie Mvula – DD Sunshine FC
Patricia Nyirenda – Ntopwa Super Queens FC
Maureen Phiri – Cy Sisters FC
Slyvia Phiri – Ntopwa Super Queens FC
Saliva January – Ntopwa Super Queens FC
Ania Alizi – Skippers FC

Chimwemwe Sapangwa – Blantyre Zero FC
Cecilia Mughogho – Blantyre Zero FC
Pililani Malola – Blantyre Zero FC
Madina Nguluwe – DD Sunshine FC
Funny Mwale – DD Sunshine FC
Chikondi Gondwe – Cy Sisters FC
Chimwemwe Bonongwe – Ntopwa Super Queens FC
Funny Magombo – Ntopwa Super Queens FC
Vitumbiko Mkandawire – Cy Sisters FC
Zainab Kapanda – Blantyre Zero FC

Naomi Mwale – Moyale Sisters FC
Mary Chavinda – Blantyre Zero FC
Vanessa Chikupila – Blantyre Zero FC
Linda Kasenda – Skippers FC
Shira Dimba – Blantyre Zero FC

Tabitha Chawinga – Jiangsu Suning (China)
Temwa Chawinga – Kvarnsvedens IK (Sweden)
Sabina Thom – Kvarnsvedens IK(Sweden)
Joy Bongowongo –  University of Johannesburg (South Africa)

Maggie Chombo Malinga – Head Coach
Abel Mkandawire – 1st Assistant Coach
Andrew Chikhosi – 2nd Assistant Coach
Chimwemwe Chitedze – Goal Keeper Trainer
Chisomo Nkhoma – Fitness Trainer
Maureen Zalimba Ng’oma – Team Doctor
Catherine Chikandula – Team Manager

By Peter Kanjere