Malawi national football team head coach Ernest Mtawali has released a final 20 man squad for 2018 FIFA World Cup preliminary first-leg qualifier against Tanzania on Wednesday next week at Benjamin Mukapa National Stadium.
The mentor has dropped four players who were part of the squad that travelled to Swaziland for the 2017 African Cup of Nations qualifier which ended 2-2.
Richard Chipuwa, Wonder Jeremani, Yamikani Chester and Chikoti Chirwa have been dropped, with Fisd Wizards captain Levison Maganizo and Big Bullets duo of Miracle Gabeya and Dalitso Sailesi being given their first national team call ups.
Surprisingly, Mtawali has re-called Simplex Nthara and Gabadinho Mhango who have been in-active for the past years.
Robert Ng’ambi is also included in the squad despite his public outburst when he was left to warm the bench in Swaziland.
Senior players who were dropped prior to the Swaziland game have not been re-called back.
Flames Full Squad list:
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
Technical Panel Head Coach: Enerst Mtawali
Assistant Coach: Nsanzurwimo Ramadhan Team Doctor: Levison Mwale
Team Manager: Clement Kafwafwa
Goalkeeper’s Trainer: Swadick Sanudi
Head of Delegation: Paul Mzungu.
The team leaves the country for Tanzania on Sunday morning at exactly 7:30 am and will arrive in Dar es Salaam at exactly 10:30 am.
The Flames will return back into the country on 8 October to prepare for the return leg on 11 October at Kamuzu Stadium