The Malawi National Football team, the Flames, will tomorrow play against Guinea at the Bingu National Stadium (BNS) in Lilongwe in a group D last game encounter in the 2023 TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations qualifier.
The Flames, are on third position in group D with 4 points behind leaders Egypt who have 12 points and second placed Guinea who have 9 points. Ethiopia who has the same number of points as the Flames, but differ on goal difference anchors the group.
Tomorrow’s game is a dead rubber as the result of the match will not have any impact on the top two teams Egypt and Guinea who already secured the top two spots in the group respectively and qualify for the Africa Cup of Nations finals which will take place from 13th January to 11th February, 2024 in Cote D’voire.
Coach Patrick Mabedi named a 27-member final squad for tomorrow’s encounter which include four foreign based and 23 local players. The foreign based players include captain John Banda of UD Songo (Mozambique), striker Richard Mbulu of Costa Do Sol (Mozambique), forward Chawanangwa Kaonga of Zanaco (Zambia) and goalkeeper Brighton Munthali of Black Leopards.
The following is the full squad:
Goalkeepers: Brighton Munthali (Black Leopards), Clever Mkungula (FCB Nyasa Big Bullets), Austin Chirambo (FCB Nyasa Reserves)
Defenders: Stanley Sanudi, Lawrence Chaziya (Mighty Mukuru Wanderers), Mark Lameck (Blue Eagles FC) Nickson Mwase, Tatenda M’balaka (Silver Strikers), Blessings Mpokera (FCB Nyasa Bullets) Yamikani Mologeni (Bangwe All Stars) Daniel Chimbalanga (MAFCO), Chembezi Denis (Unattached)
Midfielders: Robert Gomez Saizi (Bangwe All Stars), Lanjesi Nkhoma, Frank Willard, Peter Banda (FCB Nyasa Bullets), Lloyd Aaron (Civil Service United), Chikondi Kamanga (Silver Strikers) Wongani Lungu (Ekwendeni Hammers) Chrispine Mapemba (FCB Nyasa Reserves), Wisdom Mpinganjira, Francisco Madinga (Mighty Mukuru Wanderers).
Strikers: Christopher Kumwembe (Mighty Mukuru Wanderers) Adiel Kaduya (Silver Strikers) Chawanangwa Kaonga (Zanaco) Richard Mbulu (Costa Dol Sol).
Meanwhile the Guinea national football team has landed in the country today afternoon through Kamuzu International Airport