18 August 2016 Last updated at: 8:00 AM
Flames head into camp on Sunday
The Malawi national football team 27 man squad enters into camp this Sunday ahead of formality 2017 African Cup of Nations qualifier against Swaziland on September 3 at Kamuzu Stadium.
The match will be a yardstick for the team’s interim coach Nsanzurwimo Ramadhan.
Ramadhan who was vice to the axed Ernest Mtawali was appointed as caretaker coach after a poor run of form and amid revelations the coaches were not in a ‘good working relations’.
The Burundian has named veterans Harry Nyirenda, Limbikan Mzava, Chiukepo Msowoya and new comers Thuso Paipi, Matthews Sibale and Blue Eagles’ duo of Maxwell Salambula and Gilbert Chirwa.
He has left out Joseph Kamwendo and Isaac Kaliati among others.
Also returning to the squad are Micium Mhone, Robert Ng’ambi and Chimango Kayira who fell out of favour with Mtawali.
The Flames are already out the race having lost 3-0 to Zimbabwe in June this year.
The result meant that Zimbabwe qualified for the continental showpiece for the first time in years following Guinea’s 1-nil defeat away to Swaziland.
Guinea will have to beat Zimbabwe to progress and that Swaziland loses to Malawi.
Swaziland have 8 points while Guinea has 5 points in Group L where Malawi remains ‘dead’ at the bottom.
The matches saw the Flames go winless in all their five matches in the qualification phase.