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Malawi teams prep for COSAFA

The Malawi National Women’s football team will tomorrow fly to South Africa for the 2020 COSAFA Women’s Championship scheduled to start tomorrow until the 14th of this month at the Nelson Mandela Bay stadium.

They’ll depart through the Kamuzu International Airport (KIA) in Lilongwe.

Coach MacNelbert Kazuwa has named a squad of 20 members to challenge Zambia and Lesotho in group B.

Kazuwa’s best feat will at least be reaching the knockout stage, the level which Malawi last attained in the year 2011.

The Scorchers coach MacNelbert Kazuwa was confident saying, “The players we are taking off to South Africa we have seen that they are good and they will fight for their country”.

His squad includes the China based Chawinga sisters, Temwa and Tabitha who last played in the tournament in 2017.

Meanwhile, the Malawi U17 Men’s National Team Coach Decklerk Nsakakuona has named a 44 member Provisional squad to go into camp on tomorrow in preparation for the 2020 Cosafa Youth Championship scheduled for South Africa later this month.

Malawi has been drawn with Botswana, Zambia and Comoros in Group B with the other group being made up of South Africa, Angola, Zimbabwe and Eswatin.

Nsakakuona has picked out players from the 2019-20 FIFA/FAM U16 Regional Leagues teams and the squad will be camping at the Mpira Village in Blantyre.

“I believe by next week we will have a picture of who will be able to make it in the final squad for the tournament,” he highlighted.

Nsakakuona will have Kamuzu Barracks Coach Ted Kalinda and Nyasa Big Bullets Reserves Coach Enos Chatama as his assistants while Hethwin Nkumbaleza is the goalkeeper trainer.

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Mike Banda is the team manager while Isaac Kapyepye and Chimwemwe Nkhoma are the team’s fitness trainer and physiotherapist respectively.

The tournament will start on the 19th to the 29th of this month.

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