The Malawi national football team, has dropped with five places on the latest FIFA rankings to position 101, days before the team’s next Wednesday’s 2018 World Cup preliminary round first leg against neighbors Tanzania.
This has come on the same day head coach Ernest Mtawali briefed the media on the trip to Tanzania.
He told he press that his charges were set to perform to the last drop of their blood in both matches against the Taifas.
On Thursday, Mtawali named a 20 man squad for match which will be played at Benjamin Mukapa National Stadium before a return leg on 11 October at Kamuzu Stadium.
The team departs on Sunday.
Earlier this year, the Flames had won the Cosafa Plate South Africa a development which pushed them to up to 95th in the rankings, prepared by the world football governing body.
Argentina top the ranks with Germany, Belgium, Portugal, Columbia all completing the world’s top five.
Algeria remains Africa’s number one and standing at position 19 before Afcon winners Ivory Coast who are 21st globally.
Simplex Nthara -Brighton Munthali
Defenders -Limbikani Mzava -Stainley Sanudi -John Lanjesi -Miracle Gabeya -Pilirani Zonda -Yamikani Fodya
Midfielders -Levison Maganizo -Chimango Kayira -Robert Ng’ambi -Isaac Kaliyati -John Banda -Micium Mhone -Gerald Phiri Jnr -Dalitso Sailesi
Strikers -Manase Chiyesa -Gabadinho Mhango -Chawanangwa Kaonga -Robin Ngalande
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Earlier this week, Tanzania coach Boniface Mkwasa released a 23 man squad which saw versatile Mrisho Ngassa who plays for Free State Stars in South Africa being called as well.
Tanzania squad in camp for Malawi match, according to Tanzania Daily News.
Goalkeepers: Ally Mustapha, Aishi Manula and Said Mohammed.
Defenders: Nadir Haroub, Kelvin Yondani, Mohammed Hussein, Hassan Isihaka, Juma Abdul, Shomary Kapombe and Mwinyi Haji.
Midfielders: Himid Mao, Said Ndemla, Salum Telela, Frank Domayo, Mudathir Yahya, Simon Msuva and Deus Kaseke
Strikers: Rashid Mandawa, John Bocco, Mrisho Ngassa, Mbwana Samatta, Thomas Ulimwengu and Farid Mussa.