Malawi national football team


Malawi national football team
Malawi
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) The Flames
Association Football Association of Malawi
Sub-confederation COSAFA (Southern Africa)
Confederation CAF (Africa)
Head coach Kinnah Phiri
Home stadium Kamuzu Stadium
FIFA code MWI
FIFA ranking 87
Highest FIFA ranking 53 (December 1992)
Lowest FIFA ranking 138 (December 2007, March 2008)
Elo ranking 99
Highest Elo ranking 47 (June 1988)
Lowest Elo ranking 145 (December 1999)
Home colours
Away colours
First international
Nyasaland Nyasaland 0–12 Gold Coast 
(Malawi; 15 October 1962) [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 Nyasaland 0–12 Gold Coast 
(Malawi; 15 October 1962)
Africa Cup of Nations
Appearances 2 (First in 1984)
Best result Round 1, 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. The most successful football club from Malawi are Big Bullets.

Contents

Achievements

COSAFA Cup :
  • 2 Times Runners-up
CECAFA Cup :
  • 3 Times Champion (1978, 1979, 1988)
  • 3 Times Runners-up
All Africa Games :
  • 1 Third Place (1987)

Competition records

World Cup record

Africa Cup of Nations record

  • 1957 to 1974: Did not enter
  • 1976 to 1982: Did not qualify
  • 1984: Round 1
  • 1986 to 2008: Did not qualify
  • 2010: Round 1

Fixtures and Recent Results

Date Opposition Result Venue Competition Notes
12 May 2010  Yemen Lost 0–1 Sana'a International Friendly
May 2010  Angola Drew 1–1 Angola 2011 African Championship of Nations Qualifier
June 2010  Angola Lost 0–2 Blantyre, Malawi 2011 African Championship of Nations Qualifier Knocked Out of Tournament
9 July 2010  Togo Drew 1–1 Lomé, Togo 2012 Africa Cup of Nations Qualifier
11 August 2010  Botswana Drew 1–1 Blantyre, Malawi 2012 Africa Cup of Nations Qualifier
3 September 2010  Tunisia Drew 2–2 Tunis, Tunisia 2012 Africa Cup of Nations Qualifier
8 October 2010  Chad Won 6–2 Blantyre, Malawi 2012 Africa Cup of Nations Qualifier
17 November 2010  Rwanda Won 2–1 Blantyre, Malawi International Friendly
29 November 2010  Kenya Won 3–2 Dar es Salaam, Tanzania 2010 CECAFA Cup
2 December 2010  Uganda Drew 1–1 Dar es Salaam, Tanzania 2010 CECAFA Cup
4 December 2010  Ethiopia Drew 1–1 Dar es Salaam, Tanzania 2010 CECAFA Cup Qualified for Quarter-finals
7 December 2010  Côte d'Ivoire Lost 0–1 Dar es Salaam, Tanzania 2010 CECAFA Cup Knocked out of tournament. First defeat in nine games
5 February 2011  Namibia Won 2–1 Windhoek, Namibia International Friendly
25 March 2011  Togo Won 1–0 Blantyre, Malawi 2012 Africa Cup of Nations Qualifier
28 May 2011  Swaziland Drew 1–1 Mhlume, Swaziland International Friendly
3 June 2011  Botswana Drew 0–0 Gaborone, Botswana 2012 Africa Cup of Nations Qualifier Unbeaten in four games
6 July 2011  Namibia Lost 0–1 Blantyre, Malawi International Friendly
2 September 2011  Tunisia Drew 0–0 Blantyre, Malawi 2012 Africa Cup of Nations Qualifier Will qualify for 2012 Africa Cup of Nations if they defeat Chad in final qualifying game
7 October 2011  Chad Drew 2–2 N’Djamena, Chad 2012 Africa Cup of Nations Qualifier Knocked Out of Tournament

2012 African Cup of Nations Qualification

Drawn in Group K alongside Tunisia, Chad, Botswana and Togo. Top 2 teams will qualify for 2012 African Cup of Nations.

Group K

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Botswana 5 4 1 0 6 2 +4 13
 Tunisia 5 2 1 2 7 6 +1 7
 Malawi 4 1 3 0 10 6 +4 6
 Togo 5 0 3 2 5 7 −2 3
 Chad 5 0 2 3 5 12 −7 2
9 July 2010
Togo  1 – 1  Malawi Lomé, Togo
Backer Aloenouvo Goal 85' Hellings Mwakasungula Goal 17'

11 August 2010
Malawi  1 – 1  Botswana Blantyre, Malawi
Davi Banda Goal 74' Jerome Ramatlhakwane Goal 63'

3 September 2010
Tunisia  2 – 2  Malawi Tunis, Tunisia
Issam Jemâa Goal 11'27' Chiukepo Msowoya Goal 45'
Essau Kanyenda Goal 82' (pen.)

8 October 2010
Malawi  6 – 2  Chad Blantyre, Malawi
Jimmy Zakazaka Goal 14'
Essau Kanyenda Goal 21'56'
Chiukepo Msowoya Goal 68'72'
Robert Ng'ambi Goal 80'
Marius Mbaiam Goal 27'
Ezechiel Ndouassel Goal 76'

26 March 2011
14:30 UTC+2
Malawi  1 – 0  Togo Kamuzu Stadium, Blantyre
Chavula Goal 18'

5 June 2011
15:00 UTC+2
Botswana  0 – 0  Malawi University of Botswana Stadium, Gaborone

3 September 2011
14:30 UTC+2
Malawi  0 – 0  Tunisia Kamuzu Stadium, Blantyre

8 October 2011
16:00 UTC+1
Chad  2 – 2  Malawi Stade National, N'Djamena
Labbo Goal 64'
Barthelemy Goal 90+4'
Ng'ambi Goal 35'
Nyirenda Goal 81'

Current squad

The following players were called up for the African Nations Cup 2010.

Caps as of 11 January 2010, subsequent to the 2010 Africa Cup of Nations against Algeria.

No. Pos. Player DoB/Age Caps Club
1 1GK Swadic Sanudi 21 October 1983 (1983-10-21) (age 28) 43 South Africa Dynamos
16 1GK Simplex Nthala 24 February 1988 (1988-02-24) (age 23) 1 Malawi MTL Wanderers
22 1GK Charles Swini 28 February 1985 (1985-02-28) (age 26) 1 Malawi Super ESCOM
3 2DF Moses Chavula 8 August 1985 (1985-08-08) (age 26) 31 South Africa AmaZulu
5 2DF James Sangala 20 August 1986 (1986-08-20) (age 25) 23 Angola Primeiro de Agosto
6 2DF Allan Kamanga 29 December 1981 (1981-12-29) (age 29) 29 South Africa Dynamos
8 2DF Peter Mponda (Captain) 4 September 1981 (1981-09-04) (age 30) 61 South Africa Black Leopards
12 2DF Elvis Kafoteka 17 January 1978 (1978-01-17) (age 33) 20 Rwanda APR
21 2DF Maupo Msowoya 14 May 1982 (1982-05-14) (age 29) 33 Malawi Super ESCOM
23 2DF Harry Nyirenda 25 August 1990 (1990-08-25) (age 21) 2 Malawi MTL Wanderers
2 3MF Jester Young 23 March 1989 (1989-03-23) (age 22) 22 Malawi Silver Strikers
7 3MF Jacob Ngwira 7 September 1985 (1985-09-07) (age 26) 11 South Africa Carara Kicks
10 3MF Joseph Kamwendo 23 October 1986 (1986-10-23) (age 25) 36 South Africa Vasco da Gama
13 3MF Hellings Mwakasungula 5 May 1980 (1980-05-05) (age 31) 21 Malawi Silver Strikers
15 3MF Robert Ng'ambi 11 September 1986 (1986-09-11) (age 25) 28 South Africa Platinum Stars
18 3MF Peter Wadabwa 14 September 1988 (1988-09-14) (age 23) 13 South Africa Thanda Royal Zulu
19 3MF Davi Banda 29 December 1983 (1983-12-29) (age 27) 17 Malawi Red Lions
4 4FW Chiukepo Msowoya 23 September 1988 (1988-09-23) (age 23) 19 Rwanda Orlando Pirates
9 4FW Russel Mwafulirwa 24 February 1983 (1983-02-24) (age 28) 28 Sweden IFK Norrköping
11 4FW Essau Kanyenda 27 September 1982 (1982-09-27) (age 29) 40 Russia Dynamo
14 4FW Victor Nyirenda 23 August 1988 (1988-08-23) (age 23) 6 Rwanda APR
17 4FW Jimmy Zakazaka 27 December 1984 (1984-12-27) (age 26) 22 South Africa African Warriors
20 4FW Atusaye Nyondo 25 July 1988 (1988-07-25) (age 23) 8 South Africa SuperSport United

Recent call-ups

0#0 Pos. Player Date of Birth (Age) Caps Goals Club
GK Valence Kamzere 5 November 1980 Malawi MTL Wanderers
MF Fisher Kondowe 6 November 1982 South Africa Bloemfontein Celtic
MF Tawonga Chimodzi 26 August 1988 South Africa Santos
GK Trust Lunda (Friendly v South Africa, 30 September) Malawi Big Bullets
MF Noel Mkandawire (Friendly v South Africa, 30 September) 25 December 1982 Malawi ESCOM United
8 Charles Kalayire (WCQ v Djibouti, 5 September)
13 DF Godfrey Banda (WCQ v Djibouti, 5 September) 17 April 1983 Malawi Silver Strikers

Head coaches

  • Young Chimodzi (1999–2000)
  • Kim Splidsboel (2001–2002)
  • Allan Gillet (2002–2003)
  • Edington Ng'onamo (2003–2004), (caretaker)
  • John Kaputa (2004)
  • Yassin Osman (2004–2005)

References

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