Mwase names Cosafa squad


…drops Khuda, Chiukepo

Flames caretaker coach Meke Mwase has released a provisional squad for 2019 Council of Southern Africa Football Associations in South Africa next week.

Mwase will have the final 20-member squad for the tournament which is scheduled to kick off from 25th June in Durban.

Flames players during training

The Flames mentor has dropped veterans Gastin Simkonda, Zicco Mkanda and Chiukepo Msowoya alongside Silver Strikers’ forward Khuda Muyaba.

Mwase has also included five foreign based players namely Gabadinho Mhango, Gerald Phiri Jnr, Chawanangwa Kawonga, John Banda and Richard Mbulu but Limbikani Mzava is still missing on the list.

Brighton Munthali has also been recalled after he was dropped out for indiscipline during CHAN qualifier against Eswatini Kingdom.

Most of the players who have been called into camp are from the under 23 national team.

The Flames are in group B alongside Namibia, Mozambique and Seychelles.

The 34 provisional players will go into camp on Sunday, 19 May, 2019 and the selected final 20-member squad will leave for South Africa on Thursday, 23 May 2019.

Cosafa Cup 2019 provisional squad:


  1. Brighton Munthali – Silver Strikers
  2. Charles Thomu- Silver Strikers
  3. Rabson Chiyenda – Nyasa Big Bullets
  4. Ernest Kakhobwe- Nyasa Big Bullets


  1. John Charles Petro – Nyasa Big Bullets
  2. Stanley Sanudi- Be Forward Wanderers
  3. Trever Kalema – Silver Strikers
  4. Peter Cholopi- Be Forward Wanderers
  5. Dennis Chembezi – Be Forward Wanderers
  6. Precious Sambani – Nyasa Big Bullets
  7. Mark Fodya- Silver Strikers
  8. Haji Wali – Silver Strikers
  9. Gomezaani Chirwa – Nyasa Big Bullets
  10. John Lanjesi – Nyasa Big Bullets


  1. Mike Mkwate – Nyasa Big Bullets
  2. Chimwemwe Idana – Nyasa Big Bullets
  3. Chikoti Chirwa – Red Lions
  4. Gregory Nachipo – Blue Eagles
  5. Dancun Nyoni – Silver Strikers
  6. Isaac Kaliyati – Be Forward Wanderers
  7. Peter Banda- Nyasa Big Bullets
  8. John Banda- UD Songo (Mozambique)
  9. Micium Mhone – Blue Eagles
  10. Schummacar Kuwali – Blue Eagles
  11. Gerald Phiri Jnr- Ajax Cape Town (South Africa)


  1. Hassan Kajoke- Nyasa Big Bullets
  2. Patrick Phiri – Nyasa Big Bullets
  3. Stain Davie – T N Stars
  4. Chikayiko Batson- Tigers
  5. Richard Mbulu- CD Costa do Sol (Mozambique)
  6. Foster Saidi- Blue Eagles
  7. Raphael Phiri – CIVO
  8. Chawanangwa Kaonga -CD Costa do Sol (Mozambique)
  9. Gabadinho Mhango – Bidvest Wits (South Africa)