Malawi national football team

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Malawi
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) The Flames
Association Football Association of Malawi (FAM)
Confederation CAF (Africa)
Sub-confederation COSAFA (Southern Africa)
Captain Limbikani Mzava
Most caps Kinnah Phiri (115)
Top scorer Kinnah Phiri (71)[1]
Home stadium Bingu National Stadium, Lilongwe
FIFA code MWI
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 123 Steady (16 August 2018)
Highest 53 (December 1992)
Lowest 138 (December 2007, March 2008)
Elo ranking
Current 137 Steady (6 May 2018)
Highest 47 (June 1988)
Lowest 145 (December 1999)
First international
Nyasaland Nyasaland 0–5 Northern Rhodesia 
(Malawi; 1957) [1]
Biggest win
 Malawi 8–1 Botswana 
(Malawi; 13 July 1968)
 Malawi 8–1 Djibouti 
(Blantyre, Malawi; 31 May 2008)
Biggest defeat
Nyasaland Nyasaland 0–12 Gold Coast 
(Malawi; 15 October 1962)
Africa Cup of Nations
Appearances 2 (first in 1984)
Best result Group stage, 1984 and 2010

The Malawi national football team, nicknamed The Flames, is the national team of Malawi a country in South Eastern Africa, and is controlled by the Football Association of Malawi. Before 1966 they were known as the Nyasaland national football team.

Honours[edit]

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

Competition records[edit]

Africa Cup of Nations record[edit]

Africa Cup of Nations record Africa Cup of Nations qualification record
Year Round Position Pld W D* L GF GA Squad Pld W D L GF GA
Sudan 1957 Did Not Enter
United Arab Republic 1959
Ethiopia 1962
Ghana 1963
Tunisia 1965
Ethiopia 1968
Sudan 1970
Cameroon 1972
Egypt 1974
Ethiopia 1976 Did Not Qualify 2 0 1 1 4 9
Ghana 1978 2 0 1 1 3 4
Nigeria 1980 4 1 0 3 6 7
Libya 1982 2 0 1 1 1 2
Ivory Coast 1984 Group Stage 7th 3 0 1 2 2 6 Squad 4 3 1 0 6 2
Egypt 1986 Did Not Qualify 2 0 2 0 2 2
Morocco 1988 2 0 0 2 1 4
Algeria 1990 4 1 2 1 5 4
Senegal 1992 4 0 1 3 3 9
Tunisia 1994 6 2 1 3 4 7
South Africa 1996 6 1 3 2 6 7
Burkina Faso 1998 6 3 0 3 9 10
Ghana Nigeria 2000 2 1 0 1 2 2
Mali 2002 2 0 0 2 2 5
Tunisia 2004 4 1 0 3 3 10
Egypt 2006 12 2 4 6 15 27
Ghana 2008 4 1 0 3 2 6
Angola 2010 Group Stage 11th 3 1 0 2 4 5 Squad 6 4 0 2 14 5
Gabon Equatorial Guinea 2012 Did Not Qualify 8 2 6 0 13 8
South Africa 2013 4 1 0 3 4 6
Equatorial Guinea 2015 6 2 1 3 5 9
Gabon 2017 6 2 1 3 5 9
Cameroon 2019 To be determined
Ivory Coast 2021
Guinea 2023
Total Group Stage 2/29 6 1 1 4 6 11 98 27 25 46 115 154

FIFA World Cup[edit]

FIFA World Cup record FIFA World Cup qualification record
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA Squad Pld W D L GF GA
Uruguay 1930 Did Not Enter
Italy 1934
France 1938
Brazil 1950
Switzerland 1954
Sweden 1958
Chile 1962
England 1966
Mexico 1970
West Germany 1974
Argentina 1978 Did Not Qualify 2 0 0 2 0 5
Spain 1982 2 0 1 1 1 4
Mexico 1986 4 2 0 2 5 2
Italy 1990 8 2 3 3 6 6
United States 1994 Withdrew
France 1998 Did Not Qualify 2 0 0 2 0 4
South Korea Japan 2002 8 1 2 5 6 12
Germany 2006 12 2 4 6 15 27
South Africa 2010 12 5 1 6 18 16
Brazil 2014 6 1 4 1 4 5
Russia 2018 2 1 0 1 1 2
Qatar 2022 To be determined To be determined
United States Canada Mexico 2026 To be determined To be determined
Total 0/20 0 0 0 0 0 0 58 14 15 29 56 83

African Games[edit]

Football at the African Games has been an under-23 tournament since 1991.
African Games Record
Year Result GP W D L GS GA
Republic of the Congo 1965 - 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nigeria 1973 - 0 0 0 0 0 0
Algeria 1978 - 0 0 0 0 0 0
Kenya 1987 - 0 0 0 0 0 0
1991–present See Malawi national under-23 football team
Total 4/4 0 0 0 0 0 0

All-time record against other nations[edit]

As of 1 June 2018[2]

  Positive Record   Neutral Record   Negative Record

Opponent
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
 Algeria 7 2 1 4 6 13 −7
 Angola 9 3 3 3 8 10 −2
 Benin 2 1 0 1 1 1 0
 Botswana 23 11 7 5 46 21 +25
 Burkina Faso 4 0 1 3 3 7 −4
 Burundi 3 0 2 1 4 6 −2
 Cameroon 7 1 3 3 6 12 −6
 Chad 6 3 1 2 15 10 +5
 Comoros 2 2 0 0 2 0 +2
 Congo 2 0 0 2 1 3 −2
 Djibouti 4 4 0 0 17 1 +16
 DR Congo 10 3 3 4 8 9 −1
 Egypt 10 3 2 5 8 14 −6
 Eritrea 1 1 0 0 3 2 +1
 Ethiopia 11 3 6 2 11 9 +2
 Gabon 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2
 Ghana 6 0 1 5 0 17 −17
 Guinea 7 1 3 3 7 10 −3
 Ivory Coast 6 1 1 4 7 12 −5
 Kenya 46 19 18 9 61 45 +16
 Lesotho 19 13 3 3 42 11 +31
 Liberia 3 0 1 2 0 2 −2
 Libya 3 0 1 2 3 5 −2
 Madagascar 10 2 1 7 12 21 −9
 Mali 5 1 1 3 5 8 −3
 Mauritius 20 11 5 4 31 19 +12
 Morocco 8 1 2 5 3 12 −9
 Mozambique 30 12 10 8 33 28 +5
 Namibia 14 3 3 8 13 19 −6
 Nigeria 8 0 2 6 9 20 −11
 Réunion 1 1 0 0 8 2 +6
 Rwanda 9 5 2 2 16 9 +7
 Senegal 3 1 0 2 5 7 −2
 Sierra Leone 4 3 1 0 14 5 +9
 Somalia 3 3 0 0 6 2 +4
 South Africa 12 1 2 9 5 20 −15
 South Sudan 1 0 0 1 0 2 −2
 Sudan 3 2 1 0 6 1 +5
 Swaziland 25 11 9 5 39 20 +19
 Tanzania 55 17 25 13 62 52 +10
 Togo 3 2 1 0 3 1 +2
 Tunisia 7 2 3 2 8 16 −8
 Uganda 30 8 9 13 32 37 −5
 Yemen 1 0 0 1 0 1 −1
 Zambia 78 19 16 43 66 168 −102
 Zanzibar 15 12 2 1 34 10 +24
 Zimbabwe 64 18 21 25 60 82 −22
Total 601 207 173 221 731 782 −51

Recent results and forthcoming fixtures[edit]

Matches in last 12 months, as well as any future scheduled matches.

Current squad[edit]

The following players were called for friendly match against Kenya on 18 April 2017.[3]

Caps and goals correct as of 18 April 2017.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Ernest Kakhobwe (1993-06-26) 26 June 1993 (age 25) 1 0 Malawi Big Bullets
16 1GK Leman Nthala 0 0 Unattached
22 1GK Brighton Munthali (1997-12-11) 11 December 1997 (age 20) 0 0 Unattached

2 2DF Stanley Sanudi (1995-02-02) 2 February 1995 (age 23) 3 0 Malawi Tigers
3 2DF Francis Mlimbika (1993-03-27) 27 March 1993 (age 25) 2 0 Malawi Mighty Wanderers
4 2DF Pempho Kansichiri 0 0 Malawi Kamuzu Barracks
5 2DF John Lanjesi (1993-04-23) 23 April 1993 (age 25) 3 0 Malawi CIVO United
7 2DF Lucky Malata (1991-02-25) 25 February 1991 (age 27) 3 0 Malawi Silver Strikers
8 2DF Yamikani Chester (1994-12-20) 20 December 1994 (age 23) 1 0 Malawi Tigers
13 2DF Yamikani Fodya (1991-12-12) 12 December 1991 (age 26) 4 0 Malawi Big Bullets

6 3MF Hope Banda (1997-03-09) 9 March 1997 (age 21) 17 2 Unattached
10 3MF Dalitso Sailesi (1995-10-13) 13 October 1995 (age 22) 1 0 Malawi Big Bullets
11 3MF Kelvin Hanganda (1993-01-21) 21 January 1993 (age 25) 1 0 Malawi Kamuzu Barracks
12 3MF Chimango Kayira (1993-09-28) 28 September 1993 (age 24) 10 0 Mozambique Costa do Sol
15 3MF Levison Maganizo (1998-11-02) 2 November 1998 (age 19) 0 0 Unattached
17 3MF Gilbert Chirwa (1994-02-14) 14 February 1994 (age 24) 1 0 Malawi Blue Eagles
18 3MF Simeon Singa 1 0 Unattached

9 4FW Muhammad Sulumba (1987-07-06) 6 July 1987 (age 31) 2 0 Malawi Big Bullets
20 4FW Harvey Nkacha (1982-05-28) 28 May 1982 (age 36) 1 0 Malawi Kamuzu Barracks
21 4FW Manase Chiyesa (1990-09-01) 1 September 1990 (age 27) 1 0 Malawi Kamuzu Barracks

Records[edit]

As of 29 April 2017

Head coaches[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The 12 Players Who've Scored More International Goals Than Cristiano Ronaldo". fourfourtwo.com.au. nextmedia Pty Ltd. 3 April 2017. Retrieved 9 July 2017. 
  2. ^ "World Football Elo Ratings: Malawi". Elo Ratings. Retrieved 15 July 2017. 
  3. ^ Willis, Seth (18 April 2017). "Kenya - Malawi Preview: Will Harambee Stars switch off The Flames?". Goal.com. 
  4. ^ "Kinna Phiri - Century of International Appearances". rsssf.com. Retrieved 2017-02-02. 
  5. ^ "Joseph Kamwendo - Century of International Appearances". rsssf.com. Retrieved 2017-02-02. 
  6. ^ "Peter Mponda - Century of International Appearances". rsssf.com. Retrieved 2017-02-02. 

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