Flames leave Wednesday for Zambia friendly

Written by  Patrick Lunda

Malawi national football team leave on Wednesday by road for Lusaka to play against Zambia’s Chipolopolo Boys on May 10 in a friendly game.

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Flames coach Young Chimodzi said he has picked a squad well blended with youth and experience for the encounter.

“It’s a squad comprising new and old players on the local scene who have been doing well since we started our training,” Chimodzi said.

“So we thought it wise that it’s their time to give them a run in Zambia to see how they can perform.”

He appealed to the players to fight hard for them to stand a chance to be considered for Confederation of African Football Associations (Cosafa) tournament.

“It will give us a chance to see the players especially the local ones so that we can now beef up with the professionals,” he said.

“So we are hoping to have a good run in Zambia and see how they are going to play.”

Chimodzi has kept faith in veteran Bullets midfielder Fischer Kondowe, seasoned striker Peter Wadabwa while Surestream FC’s Ernest Tambe, Mighty Be Forward striker Muhammed Sulumba are the budding players.

The team will be led by Football Association of Malawi Executive Member Flora Mwandira.

The whole list of the delegation is as follows;

Goalkeepers, McDonald Harawa, (Moyale Barracks) Richard Chipuwa (Mighty Be Forward Wanderers).
Defenders; Francis Mulimbika, John Lanjesi (Mighty Be Forward Wanderers), Lucky Malata (Silver Strikers) Bashir Maunde, Yamikani Fodya, Pilirani Zonda (Bullets FC).
Midfielders; Chikoti Chirwa (Red Lions) Micium Mhone (Blue Eagles), John Banda (Blue Eagles), Fischer Kondowe (Bullets), Ernest Tambe (Surestream), Malumbo Gondwe (Mighty Be Forward Wanderers), Victor Limbani (Silver Strikers), Isaac Kaliati (Nighty Be Forward Wanderers).
Strikers; Peter Wadabwa (Silver Strikers), Muhammad Sulumba (Mighty Be Forward Wanderers) Amos Khamula (Kamuzu Barracks) Tizgowere Kumwenda (Silver Strikers),

Head Coach:Young Chimodzi, Assistant Coach:Jack Chamangwana, Team Manager: Franco Ndawa, Team Doctor: Levison Mwale, Goalkeepers Trainer Phillip Nyasulu, Team Liaison Officer: James Sangala, Head of Delegation: Flora Mwandira.

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