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Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Malawi Men's National Soccer Team News

September 22, 2015 - roster updates
As part of preparations for next month’s FIFA World Cup Russia 2018 qualifiers, Malawi has resumed a training camp at the Chiwembe Technical Centre in Blantyre.... Coach Ernest Mtawali has summoned 25-players for the two-legged encounter including new faces midfielders Levison Maganizo and Kondwani Kumwenda of Fisd Wizards and Be Forward Wanderers respectively. Returning to the squad are defender Miracle Gabeya (Big Bullets), midfielder Harvey Nkacha (Kamuzu Barracks) and striker Luka Milanzi (Wanderers), whereas defender Lucky Malata (Silver Strikers) and veteran winger Fischer Kondowe (Big Bullets) were overlooked." - CAF

November 15, 2014 - Robert Ng’ambi & Esau Kanyenda score in win over Mali
"The Malawi National soccer team fondly known as the flames have kept their hopes to qualify for the 2015 African Cup of Nationals final showdown, which will be played in Equatorial Guinea, alive after beating Mali with a convincing 2-0 at Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre.... In the second half, Mali was on the offensive for the first 10 minutes, perhaps giving an impression that they deliberately planned to launch an ambush on Malawi in the second half. They controlled the affairs of the game but their efforts were diffused when Malawi’s Robert Ng’ambi scored in a goal mouth scrambling situation.... Striker Esau Kanyenda's time to show that experience is needed in the game of football was shown when he headed into the net a well executed cross from another Veteran Player Fisher Kondowe about 10 minutes before the end of the last whistle." - Maravi Post

September 10, 2014 - Atusaye Nyondo scores brace in win over Ethiopia
"Ethiopia Walia Ibex suffered their second loss in a row as Atusaye Nyondo’s brace sealed their hopes  as they fell 3-2 to host Malawi Flames in a five goal thriller in an Afcon 2015 qualifer on Wednesday at the Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre.... Malawi Flames who lost 2-0 to Mali over the weekend  came into the game firing from all cylinders after being bruised and it was Atusaye Nyondo who broke the deadlock with a beautiful goal past Jemal Tessaw in the 18th minute. The goal seemed to inspire on Ethiopia as coach Mariano Barreto rung on changes in the first half bringing on Getaneh Kebede for ineffective Taddele Mengesha and the gamble quickly paid off as Getaneh Kebede drew Ethiopia Level with a fine shot past Malawi keeper Harawa for the scores to stand at 1-1 at half time. However the second half proved the ice breaker as two minutes of pure madness led to Malawi scoring two quick goals after defensive lapse .Frank Banda put Malawi ahead in the 63rd minute before Atusaye Nyondo grabbed his brace in the 66th minute in what looked like ending any hopes of an Ethiopian comeback. Substitute Yusuf Saleh scored the consolation goal for Ethiopia deep in injury time." - soka25east

August 2, 2014 - team advances on John Banda scissor kick & penalty shootout
"Malawi broke Benin’s heart today at Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre when they ejected the Squirrels from the 2015 Africa Cup qualifiers through a penalty shoot out. The Flames beat Benin 4-3 on post-match penalties to book their place in the final group qualifying round on the road to January’s finals in Morocco. This is after the second round final leg tie ended 1-1 on aggregate after fulltime in a match Malawi won 1-0. A John Banda first-half strike handed Malawi their lifeline to square the tie after losing by the same margin away in Cotonou on 20 July. The 20-year-old midfielder whipped in a sublime scissors-kick from the edge of Benin’s area to put The Flames back in the contest before the hosts held on to go into the dreaded penalty shoot out." - Frontpage Ghana

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