Mwase picks eight Bullets players for COSAFA tourney


The Malawi national team final squad for the 2021 COSAFA Cup has been announced and Nyasa Big Bullets have contributed eight players to the team traveling to South Africa on Monday.

From The People’s Team, Flames coach Meck Mwase has named Ernest Kakhobwe, Nickson Nyasulu, Chimwemwe Idana, Mike Mkwate and Zicco Mkanda in the 20-man final squad, while Richard Chimbamba, Erick Kaonga and Meshack Seleman are among the four players picked as reserves.

As per the competition’s rules and regulations, each team is supposed to register 20 players in their final squad and other five as reserves in case of COVID related incidents. Mwase has since taken four as backup for the two-week tournament to be staged in Port Elizabeth from July 6-18.

Forward Hassan Kajoke should have been part of the travelling squad, but he has been excused from the competition following Cape Town City’s request to have the player on trials for the next two weeks.

Below is the full squad list:

Goalkeepers: Ernest Kakhobwe, William Thole

Defenders: Stanly Sanudi, Dennis Chembezi, Nickson Nyasulu, Nickson Mwase, Mark Fodya.

Midfielders: Rafiq Namwera, Chimwemwe Idana, Chikoti Chirwa, Tawonga Chimodzi, Mike Mkwate, Micium Mhone, Ndaziona Chatsalira, Vitumbiko Kumwenda

Strikers: Zicco Mkanda, Muhamad Sulumba, Maxwell Phodo, Schumacher Kuwali, Khuda Muyaba.

Reserves: Richard Chimbamba, Erick Kaonga, Pilirani Thuli, Meshack Seleman.

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