Inactive Felix Zulu in RVG’s final Flames squad: Mhone, Muyaba dropped

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Flames coach Ronny Van Geneugden has named his final squad for next week’s 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Comoros Island.

It’s a must win game for RVG’s men if they are to keep their slim hopes of making it to Cameroon alive.

Khuda Muyaba

Khuda Muyaba: dropped

With Gabadinho Mhango and John Banda suspended, the Belgian tactician has included Moyale Barracks forward Gastin Simkonda and inactive Felix Zulu in his 20-man squad.

Surprisingly, Silver Strikers’ forward Khuda Muyaba and Blue Eagles winger Micium Mhone have all been dropped by Van Geneugden despite their current brilliant form for their respective clubs.

Meanwhile, Flames captain Limbikani Mzava is also not on the list after he excused himself from Malawi’s two games against Cameroon last month.

It was reported that the former Escom United forward was injured but he has been featuring for his South African side, Golden Arrows in the Premier Soccer League.

Also missing out on the list is Gerald Phiri Jnr and Rafique Namwera who are both injured while Robert Ng’ambi excused himself earlier last week.

Below is the full squad list:

Goalkeepers:

  1. Charles Swini
  2. Brighton Munthali

Defenders:

  1. Stanley Sanudi
  2. John Lanjesi
  3. Yamikani Fodya
  4. Peter Cholopi
  5. Dennis Chembezi
  6. Gomezgani Chirwa
  7. Precious Sambani

Midfielders:

  1. Alfred Manyozo
  2. Levison Maganizo
  3. Chikoti Chirwa

Strikers and Wingers:

  1. Felix Zulu
  2. Chiukepo Msowoya
  3. Patrick Phiri
  4. Gastin Simkonda
  5. Yamikani Chester
  6. Jabulani Linje
  7. Frank Banda
  8. Richard Mbulu

The team leaves on Wednesday and the match will be played at State Maroni Stadium from 14:00 hours Malawian time.

The Flames are third in Group B with four points from four games.

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