RVG names Cosafa Cup squad: Nomads contribute eight


Ronny Van Geneugden has named a 20-man Flames squad for the 2018 COSAFA Cup tournament which will take place in South Africa next week.

Foreign based players have been included in the form of strikers Robin Ngalande (formerly of Baroka FC) and Richard Mbulu who plays for the Portuguese second division side Associacao Desportiva Saojoanese as well as John Banda and Dalitso Sailesi.


Locally, Be Forward Wanderers have contributed eight players to the squad, with Bullets contributing three.

The team is expected to leave on Friday for Limpopo where the tournament will be staged.
The Flames are in group B alongside Mauritius, Angola and Botswana.

Below is the traveling list:

Goalkeepers: Richard Chipuwa (Be Forward Wanderers), Brighton Munthali Goalkeeper (Silver Strikers)
Defenders: Stanley Sanudi, Precious Sambani, Denis Chembezi, Peter Cholopi (Be Forward Wanderers), John Lanjesi (Nyasa Big Bullets), Ian Chinyama (TN Stars), Gomezgani Chirwa (Civil Sporting).

Midfielders: Rafick Namwera, Alfred Manyozo Jnr, Felix Zulu (Be Forward Wanderers), Dalitso Sailesi (Lusaka Dynamos – Zambia), Robin Ngalande (Baroka FC – South Africa), Levison Maganizo (Silver Strikers), John Banda (Ferroviaro de Nampula – Mozambique)
Strikers: Chiukepo Msowoya, Patrick Phiri (Nyasa Big Bullets), Richard Mbulu (Associacao Desportiva Saojoanense – Portugal), Gustin Simukonda (Moyale Barracks)

Head of Delegation: Innocent Botomani
Head Coach: Ron Van Geneugden
Assistant Coach: Franco Ndawa
Assistant Coach: Peter Mponda
Team Manager: James Sangala
Physiotherapist Chikondi Mandalasi
Medical Officer: Gift Ligomeka
Goalkeeper Trainer Swadick Sanudi.



  1. Learn from the NEVER dying spirit displayed by FLAMES B by beating Angola in their own back yard. As the FLAMES A Team show what you got and the group of Botswana, Mauritius and Angola are not pushers. Be proud of the national jersey and badge you have been honored with by being selected in the Team. Allow me to quote the great Football legend Commentor late Dennis Liwewe who said :”IF YOU WIN YOU WIN WITH HONOR AND IF YOU LOSE YOU LOSE WITH HONOR AND WITH YOUR HEADS UP.” Therefore boys go and get them

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