Malawi national football team

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Malawi
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) The Flames
Association Football Association of Malawi
Sub-confederation COSAFA (Southern Africa)
Confederation CAF (Africa)
Head coach Young Chimodzi
Asst coach Jack Chamangwana
Bashiri Maunde
Captain Joseph Kamwendo
Home stadium Kamuzu Stadium
FIFA code MWI
FIFA ranking 121 Increase 1 (17 July 2014)
Highest FIFA ranking 53 (December 1992)
Lowest FIFA ranking 138 (December 2007, March 2008)
Elo ranking 116
Highest Elo ranking 47 (June 1988)
Lowest Elo ranking 145 (December 1999)
First colours
Second colours
First international
 Nyasaland 0–5 Northern Rhodesia 
(Malawi; 1957) [1]
Biggest win
Malawi Malawi 8–1 Botswana 
(Malawi; 13 July 1968)
Malawi Malawi 8–1 Djibouti 
(Blantyre, Malawi; 31 May 2008)
Biggest defeat
 Nyasaland 0–12 Gold Coast 
(Malawi; 15 October 1962)
Africa Cup of Nations
Appearances 2 (First in 1984)
Best result Round 1: 1984 & 2010

The Malawi national football team, nicknamed The Flames, is the national team of Malawi and is controlled by the Football Association of Malawi. Before 1966 they were known as the Nyasaland national football team. They have never qualified for the World Cup finals, and have twice reached the finals of the Africa Cup of Nations. Their best performance was winning the bronze medal at the 1987 All-Africa Games.

Achievements[edit]

COSAFA Cup :
CECAFA Cup :
All Africa Games :
  • 1 Third Place (1987)

Competition records[edit]

World Cup record[edit]

Africa Cup of Nations record[edit]

Recent Fixtures and Results[edit]

Date Opposition Result Venue Competition Notes
26 May 2013  Zimbabwe Drew 1–1 Blantyre, Malawi International Friendly
5 June 2013  Namibia Drew 0–0 Blantyre, Malawi 2014 World Cup Qualifier
12 June 2013  Kenya Drew 2–2 Blantyre, Malawi 2014 World Cup Qualifier
13 July 2013  Zimbabwe Drew 1–1 Lusaka, Zambia 2013 COSAFA Cup
16 July 2013  Angola Lost 2–3 Kitwe, Zambia 2013 COSAFA Cup
14 August 2013  Rwanda Won 1–0 Kigali, Rwanda International Friendly
4 September 2013  Botswana Lost 0–1 Gaborone, Botswana International Friendly
7 September 2013  Nigeria Lost 0–2 Calabar, Nigeria 2014 World Cup Qualifier Knocked Out of Tournament
5 March 2014  Zimbabwe Lost 1–4 Blantyre, Malawi International Friendly
4 May 2014  Tanzania Drew 0–0 Mbeya, Tanzania International Friendly Non FIFA Match
17 May 2014  Chad Won 2–0 Blantyre, Malawi 2015 AFCON Qualifier
27 May 2014  Tanzania Lost 0–1 Dar es Salaam, Tanzania International Friendly
31 May 2014  Chad Lost 1–3 N'Djamena, Chad 2015 AFCON Qualifier
6 July 2014  Mozambique Drew 1–1 Lilongwe, Malawi International Friendly Non FIFA Match
(Independence Day Celebration)
15 July 2014  Uganda Drew 0–0 Kampala, Uganda International Friendly
20 July 2014  Benin Lost 0–1 Cotonou, Benin 2015 AFCON Qualifier }

Current squad[edit]

The following players were called for 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match against Benin on 20 July 2014.[1]

Caps and goals correct as of 21 July 2014.

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK McDonald Harawa 2 0 Malawi Moyale Barracks
1GK Richard Chipuwa (1992-10-21) 21 October 1992 (age 21) 1 0 Malawi Mighty Wanderers
2DF Moses Chavula (1985-08-08) 8 August 1985 (age 29) 65 4 Mozambique Costa do Sol
2DF Harry Nyirenda (1990-08-25) 25 August 1990 (age 23) 21 1 South Africa Black Leopards
2DF Limbikani Mzava (1993-11-12) 12 November 1993 (age 20) 21 0 South Africa Bloemfontein Celtic
2DF John Lanjesi (1993-04-23) 23 April 1993 (age 21) 11 0 Malawi Civo United
2DF Lucky Malata (1991-02-25) 25 February 1991 (age 23) 4 0 Malawi Silver Strikers
2DF Sankhani Mkandawire (1990-09-06) 6 September 1990 (age 23) 3 0 Malawi Big Bullets
2DF Francis Mulimbika (1993-03-27) 27 March 1993 (age 21) 3 0 Malawi Mighty Wanderers
3MF Joseph Kamwendo (1986-10-23) 23 October 1986 (age 27) 73 5 Democratic Republic of the Congo TP Mazembe
3MF Chimango Kayira (1993-09-28) 28 September 1993 (age 20) 30 0 Mozambique Costa do Sol
3MF Frank Banda (1991-01-12) 12 January 1991 (age 23) 23 1 Malawi Silver Strikers
3MF John Banda (1993-08-20) 20 August 1993 (age 21) 19 2 Malawi Blue Eagles
3MF Ndaziona Chatsalira (1992-11-08) 8 November 1992 (age 21) 16 0 Malawi Silver Strikers
3MF Philip Masiye (1988-02-04) 4 February 1988 (age 26) 10 0 Malawi Blue Eagles
3MF Junior Chimodzi (1997-01-16) 16 January 1997 (age 17) 6 0 Malawi Silver Strikers
4FW Chiukepo Msowoya (1988-09-23) 23 September 1988 (age 25) 43 12 Mozambique Maxaquene
4FW Atusaye Nyondo (1988-07-25) 25 July 1988 (age 26) 31 6 South Africa University of Pretoria
4FW Robin Ngalande (1992-11-02) 2 November 1992 (age 21) 15 1 South Africa Bidvest Wits
4FW Gabadinho Mhango (1992-09-27) 27 September 1992 (age 21) 11 4 South Africa Bloemfontein Celtic
4FW Gastin Simukonda (1993-02-26) 26 February 1993 (age 21) 9 1 Malawi Moyale Barracks

Head coaches[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ FAM releases list of Flames' local players Football Association of Malawi.

External links[edit]