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
Captain Joseph Kamwendo
Home stadium Kamuzu Stadium
FIFA code MWI
FIFA ranking 122 Steady
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

Current squad[edit]

The following players were called for 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying matches against Chad on 17 and 31 May 2014 and friendly match against Tanzania on 27 May 2014.

Caps and goals correct as of 31 May 2014.

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Charles Swini (1985-02-28) 28 February 1985 (age 29) 16 0 Malawi Silver Strikers
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 28) 65 5 Mozambique Costa do Sol
2DF Limbikani Mzava (1993-11-12) 12 November 1993 (age 20) 21 0 South Africa Bloemfontein Celtic
2DF Forster Namwera (1986-10-19) 19 October 1986 (age 27) 15 0 Mozambique Ferroviário de Nampula
2DF John Lanjesi (1993-04-23) 23 April 1993 (age 21) 9 0 Malawi Civo United
2DF George Nyirenda (1986-10-10) 10 October 1986 (age 27) 7 0 Malawi Big Bullets
2DF Emmanuel Zoya (1990-10-28) 28 October 1990 (age 23) 7 0 Malawi Civo United
2DF Bashiri Maunde 3 0 Malawi Tigers
2DF Francis Mulimbika (1993-03-27) 27 March 1993 (age 21) 1 0 Malawi Mighty Wanderers
2DF Pilirani Zonda (1994-11-27) 27 November 1994 (age 19) 1 0 Malawi Big Bullets
3MF Joseph Kamwendo (1986-10-23) 23 October 1986 (age 27) 71 5 Democratic Republic of the Congo TP Mazembe
3MF Chimango Kayira (1993-09-28) 28 September 1993 (age 20) 28 0 Mozambique Costa do Sol
3MF Frank Banda (1991-01-12) 12 January 1991 (age 23) 21 1 Malawi Silver Strikers
3MF John Banda (1993-08-20) 20 August 1993 (age 20) 16 2 Malawi Blue Eagles
3MF Ndaziona Chatsalira (1992-11-08) 8 November 1992 (age 21) 15 0 Malawi Silver Strikers
3MF Douglas Chirambo (1990-04-22) 22 April 1990 (age 24) 9 0 Malawi Big Bullets
3MF Philip Masiye (1988-02-04) 4 February 1988 (age 26) 9 0 Malawi Blue Eagles
3MF Mician Mhone (1995-05-19) 19 May 1995 (age 19) 8 1 Malawi Blue Eagles
3MF Rodrick Gonani (1991-07-09) 9 July 1991 (age 23) 7 0 Malawi Silver Strikers
3MF Junior Chimodzi (1997-01-16) 16 January 1997 (age 17) 5 0 Malawi Silver Strikers
3MF World Nkuliwa 0 0 Malawi Kamuzu Barracks
4FW Atusaye Nyondo (1988-07-25) 25 July 1988 (age 25) 31 6 South Africa University of Pretoria
4FW Robin Ngalande (1992-11-02) 2 November 1992 (age 21) 14 2 South Africa Bidvest Wits
4FW Gabadinho Mhango (1992-09-27) 27 September 1992 (age 21) 11 3 South Africa Bloemfontein Celtic
4FW Gastin Simukonda (1993-02-26) 26 February 1993 (age 21) 9 1 Malawi Moyale Barracks
4FW Green Harawa (1989-01-21) 21 January 1989 (age 25) 4 0 Malawi Silver Strikers

Head coaches[edit]

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