29 November 2016 Last updated at: 9:27 AM

Age cheaters booted out of Flames Under 20

…only Mike Mkwate spared

Mkwate remains in the squad.

Mkwate remains in the squad.

Six of the Seven Super League over aged players who were with the Flames Under 20 National Football Team in readiness for the upcoming Cosafa Under 20 championship have been sent packing by head coach Gerald Phiri, Malawi24 can reveal.

Silver Strikers duo of Levison Maganizo and Mark Fodya, Azam Tigers shot-stopper William Thole, Premier Bet Wizards’ duo of Trevor Kalema and Patrick Phiri have all been released by Phiri.

The only player to have escaped the chop is Nyasa Big Bullets midfielder Mike Mkwate. According to information at hand, members from the National Youth Committee had ealrier on agreed to confront Football Association of Malawi (FAM) on age cheating especially by players from the Super League teams.

It was understood that NYFC met Phiri last week where he agreed to release all over aged players before coming up with the final list.

Malawi will play Zambia and Zimbabwe in Group B of the tournament.

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