Mwase names 24-man squad to face Tanzania: Taonga Chimodzi included, Maxwell Gasten dropped


Flames Coach Meck Mwase has named a 24-man squad to play Tanzania in a friendly international match on 13th June, 2021 in readiness for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations final and the forthcoming 2022 Qatar FIFA World Cup qualifiers.

The match against the Taifa Stars will be the first for the Flames after qualifying for the Afcon finals in March.

Mwase has recalled back Yamikani Chester who wasn’t part of the team that defeated South Sudan and Uganda in the Afcon qualifiers.

The Flames coach has also included Cyprus based midfielder Tawonga Chimodzi but he has overlooked the current TNM Super League leading scorer Maxwell Gasten Phodo.

He has also maintained his three goalkeepers who haven’t been active in their respective clubs.

However, Peter Banda has excused himself from the friendly match as he will be entering into negotiations with Moldovan side FC Sheriff for a new contract after his loan spell at the club is coming to an end next month.

Below is the full squad list:


1.Enerst Kankhobwe
2.William Thole
3.Brighton Munthali


4.Limbikani Mzava
5.Charles Petro
6.Stanley Sanudi
7.Petro Cholopi
8.Precious Sambani
9.Nickson Nyasulu
10.Paul Ndlovu
11.Denis Chembezi


12.Chimwemwe Idana
13.Chikoti Chirwa
14.Chimango Kayira
15.Rafick Namwera
16.Tawonga Chimodzi
17. Yamikani Chester
18.Francisco Madinga
19.John Banda
20.Gerard Phiri Junior


21.Vincent Nyangulu
22.Gabadihno Mhango
23.Richard Mbulu
24.Khuda Muyaba