Malawi national team coach Meke Mwase has named 32 players for the national team camp that is going to start next week.
Malawi is set to take on Zimbabwe and Zambia in two international friendlies as they prepare to resume their African Cup of Nations qualification campaign next month.
The ‘Flames’ will be looking to bounce back after a defeat against Uganda on match day two of the AFCON qualifiers, although they had won their opening group game against South Sudan.
The match against Zimbabwe will be played on the 11th of October 2020, at Kamuzu Stadium. The encounter will come after the hosts had played Zambia in their other friendly in Lusaka on the 7th of October.
Headlining the selection is Orlando Pirates striker and 2019/20 Premier Soccer League joint top scorer, Gabadinho Mhango. Also, part of the team is Baroka playmaker Gerald Phiri.
FULL LIST OF SA-BASED PLAYERS SELECTED
Limbikani Mzava – Unattached, formerly with Highlands Park
Gerald Phiri – Baroka FC
Richard Mbulu – Baroka
Gabadinho Mhango – Orlando Pirates
Chawanangwa Kaonga – TS Sporting
Denis Chembezi – Polokwane City
Meanwhile, Football Association of Malawi (FAM) president Walter Nyamilandu also recently congratulated Mhango for his great season.
“I am excited to extend to you my most profound congratulations and best wishes on your recent award as (joint) top goal scorer of the South African Premier Soccer League for the 2019/2020 season (alongside Peter Shalulile, both on 16 goals).
“Your outstanding performance at both Malawi national team and Orlando Pirates is a great inspiration to many. You are a true ambassador of Malawian football – please continue raising the bar,” read the statement from the President.
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