Malawi national football team

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Malawi
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) The Flames
Association Football Association of Malawi
Confederation CAF (Africa)
Sub-confederation COSAFA (Southern Africa)
Head coach Gerald Phiri Sr.
Captain Limbikani Mzava
Most caps Peter Mponda (102)
Home stadium Kamuzu Stadium, Olympic Stadium(Lilongwe)
FIFA code MWI
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 103 Increase 1 (9 March 2017)
Highest 53 (December 1992)
Lowest 138 (December 2007, March 2008)
Elo ranking
Current 130 (26 March 2017)
Highest 47 (June 1988)
Lowest 145 (December 1999)
First international
 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 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 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.

Honours[edit]

COSAFA Cup :
  • 2 Times Runners-up (2002, 2003)
  • 1 Time Plate Winners (2015)
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
Total 0/20 0 0 0 0 0 0 58 14 15 29 56 83

Recent results and forthcoming fixtures[edit]

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

2016[edit]

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 24) 1 0 Malawi Mighty Wanderers

2DF Moses Chavula (1985-08-08) 8 August 1985 (age 31) 65 4 Mozambique Costa do Sol
2DF Harry Nyirenda (1990-08-25) 25 August 1990 (age 26) 21 1 South Africa Black Leopards
2DF Limbikani Mzava (1993-11-12) 12 November 1993 (age 23) 21 0 South Africa Bloemfontein Celtic
2DF John Lanjesi (1993-04-23) 23 April 1993 (age 23) 11 0 Malawi Civo United
2DF Lucky Malata (1991-02-25) 25 February 1991 (age 26) 4 0 Malawi Silver Strikers
2DF Sankhani Mkandawire (1990-09-06) 6 September 1990 (age 26) 3 0 Malawi Big Bullets
2DF Francis Mulimbika (1993-03-27) 27 March 1993 (age 24) 3 0 Malawi Mighty Wanderers

3MF Joseph Kamwendo (1986-10-23) 23 October 1986 (age 30) 73 5 Democratic Republic of the Congo TP Mazembe
3MF Chimango Kayira (1993-09-28) 28 September 1993 (age 23) 30 0 Mozambique Costa do Sol
3MF Frank Banda (1991-01-12) 12 January 1991 (age 26) 23 1 Malawi Silver Strikers
3MF John Banda (1993-08-20) 20 August 1993 (age 23) 19 2 Malawi Blue Eagles
3MF Ndaziona Chatsalira (1992-11-08) 8 November 1992 (age 24) 16 0 Malawi Silver Strikers
3MF Philip Masiye (1988-02-04) 4 February 1988 (age 29) 10 0 Malawi Blue Eagles
3MF Junior Chimodzi (1997-01-16) 16 January 1997 (age 20) 6 0 Malawi Silver Strikers

4FW Chiukepo Msowoya (1988-09-23) 23 September 1988 (age 28) 43 12 Mozambique Maxaquene
4FW Atusaye Nyondo (1988-07-25) 25 July 1988 (age 28) 31 6 South Africa University of Pretoria
4FW Robin Ngalande (1992-11-02) 2 November 1992 (age 24) 15 1 South Africa Bidvest Wits
4FW Gabadinho Mhango (1992-09-27) 27 September 1992 (age 24) 11 4 South Africa Bloemfontein Celtic
4FW Gastin Simukonda (1993-02-26) 26 February 1993 (age 24) 9 1 Malawi Moyale Barracks

Head coaches[edit]

References[edit]

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

External links[edit]