…as Gabeya is dropped
Malawi national football team mentor Ernest Mtawali has made three changes to the squad that lost to Tanzania in the 2018 FIFA World Cup preliminary first leg qualifier on Wednesday last week at Benjamin Mukapa National Stadium.
Malawi conceided two quick goals in the first half and if they are to sail through, they must score more than the said goals without conceding.
Upon arrival at Chileka International Airport on Thursday, the mentor admitted that his charges were below par in the first half but was quick to point out some positives in the second half in which several chances were created.
The former Flames midfielder deployed Miracle Gabeya in defense, with Chawanangwa Kaonga playing as the lone striker.
But according to our findings, Kaonga, Gabeya and Robin Ngalande have all been deployed to the bench, with John Lanjesi, Gabadinho Mhango and Chiukepo Msowoya all set to start for the wounded Flames. Micium Mhone and John Banda will operate from the wings, with Gerald Phiri Jnr and Chimango Kaira playing in the middle of the park.
Lanjesi will partner Limbikani Mzava with Stainley Sanudi and Yamikani Fodya playing as the left back and right back respectively.
Below is the full starting eleven:
Defenders: Stainley Sanudi -Limbikani Mzava -John Lanjesi -Yamikani Fodya
Midfielders: -Micium Mhone -Gerald Phiri Jnr -Chimango Kayira -John Banda
Forwards: -Chiukepo Msowoya -Gabadinho Mhango .
The match kicks off at 2:00 pm this afternoon.
Victory for either side will set up a clash against the Desert Foxes of Algeria in the second preliminary round next month.
Malawi24 will provide live text feeds and updates of the match.