Mabedi selects final COSAFA U20 squad


Patrick Mabedi coach for Malawi U20 National team has announced his final 20-man squad that departs Malawi on Tuesday morning for South Africa in readiness for the forthcoming COSAFA Youth Championship and qualify for the 2021 Under 20 Africa Cup of Nations.

Malawi are in Group B alongside Zambia, Namibia and Comoros. The young Flames will begin their group stage campaign against Comoros on Friday December 4 and will thereafter face Namibia three days later. Their final group stage match is against Zambia on December 19.

This year’s Cosafa U20 championship will also be used as a regional qualifier for the 2021 U20 Africa Cup of Nations to be hosted by Mauritania.

Below is the full Squad: 

GOALKEEPERS: Hastings Banda (Kamuzu Barracks), Emmance Nyirenda (Blue Sporting FC)

DEFENDERS: Believe June (Wizard FC), Innocent Shema (Silver Strikers), Blessings Mpokera (Nyasa Big Bullets Reserve), Hadji Wali (Silver Strikers), Joseph Balakasi (Ntopwa FC), Andrew Sikola (Kafue Celtic), Yamikani Mologeni (Nyasa Big Bullets Reserve)

MIDFIELDERS: Tathedwa Willard (Ascent Academy), Zebron Kalima (Silver Strikers), David Daudi (Nyasa Big Bullets Reserve), Emmanuel Savieli (Nyabhingi Warriors), Aubrey Maloya (Be Forward Wanderers), Stanley Biliati (Nyasa Big Bullets), Maxwell Paipi (Silver Strikers)

STRIKERS: Chikondi Mbeta (Maggie Chombo Academy), Lanjesi Nkhoma (Nyasa Big Bullets Reserve), Zizwa Mcpetrie Hanjahanja (Alicante Football Academy- Spain), Patrick Mwaungulu (Nyasa Big Bullets Reserve)