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Malawi
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) The Flames
Association Football Association
of Malawi
Confederation CAF (Africa)
Head coach Kinnah Phiri
Home stadium Kamuzu Stadium
FIFA code MWI
FIFA ranking 82
Highest FIFA ranking 53 (December 1992)
Lowest FIFA ranking 138 (December 2007, March 2008)
Elo ranking 120
Home colours
Away colours
First international
Flag of Nyasaland.svg Nyasaland 0 - 12 Gold Coast Gold Coast (British colony)
(Malawi; 15 October 1962)
Biggest win
Malawi Malawi 8 - 1 Botswana Botswana
(Malawi; 13 July 1968)
Malawi Malawi 8 - 1 Djibouti Djibouti
(Blantyre, Malawi; 31 May 2008)
Biggest defeat
Flag of Nyasaland.svg Nyasaland 0 - 12 Gold Coast Gold Coast (British colony)
(Malawi; 15 October 1962)
African Nations Cup
Appearances 2 (First in 1984)
Best result Round 1 both

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. As of February 2010, the coach of the team is Kinnah Phiri.

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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)

World Cup record

Year Round Position GP W D L GS GA
1930 to 1974 Did not enter - - - - - - -
1978 to 1990 Did not qualify - - - - - - -
1994 Withdrew from qualification - - - - - - -
1998 to 2010 Did not qualify - - - - - - -
Total 0/19 - - - - - -

African Nations Cup record

African Cup of Nations
Titles: 0
Appearances: 2
Year Position Year Position Year Position
Sudan 1957 Did not enter Ethiopia 1976 Did not qualify Tunisia 1994 Did not qualify
Egypt 1959 Did not enter Ghana 1978 Did not qualify South Africa 1996 Did not qualify
Ethiopia 1962 Did not enter Nigeria 1980 Did not enter Burkina Faso 1998 Did not qualify
Ghana 1963 Did not enter Libya 1982 Did not qualify GhanaNigeria 2000 Did not qualify
Tunisia 1965 Did not enter Côte d'Ivoire 1984 Round 1 Mali 2002 Did not qualify
Ethiopia 1968 Did not enter Egypt 1986 Did not qualify Tunisia 2004 Did not qualify
Sudan 1970 Did not enter Morocco 1988 Did not enter Egypt 2006 Did not qualify
Cameroon 1972 Did not enter Algeria 1990 Did not qualify Ghana 2008 Did not qualify
Egypt 1974 Did not enter Senegal 1992 Did not qualify Angola 2010 Round 1

Fixtures and Recent Results

Date Opposition Result Venue Competition Notes
29 December 2009  Egypt Drew 1-1 Cairo, Egypt International Friendly
5 January 2010  Ghana Drew 0-0 Mbabane, Swaziland International Friendly
11 January 2010  Algeria Won 3-0 Luanda, Angola 2010 African Cup of Nations First win at an African Cup of Nations Tournament
14 January 2010  Angola Lost 0-2 Luanda, Angola 2010 African Cup of Nations
19 January 2010  Mali Lost 1-3 Cabinda, Angola 2010 African Cup of Nations knocked out of tournament
3 March 2010  Zimbabwe Lost 1-2 Harare, Zimbabwe International Friendly
13 March 2010  Mozambique Won 3-0 Blantyre, Malawi 2011 African Championship of Nations Qualifier
March 2010  Mozambique Mozambique 2011 African Championship of Nations Qualifier
September 2010  Chad N’Djamena, Chad 2012 Africa Cup of Nations Qualifier
November 2010  Tunisia Blantyre, Malawi 2012 Africa Cup of Nations Qualifier
March 2011  Botswana Gaborone, Botswana 2012 Africa Cup of Nations Qualifier
June 2011  Botswana Blantyre, Malawi 2012 Africa Cup of Nations Qualifier
September 2011  Chad Blantyre, Malawi 2012 Africa Cup of Nations Qualifier
October 2011  Tunisia Tunis, Tunisia 2012 Africa Cup of Nations Qualifier

2012 African Cup of Nations Qualification

Drawn in Group K alongside  Tunisia,  Chad and  Botswana. Group winner will qualify for 2012 African Cup of Nations together with three best second place teams.

Group K

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Tunisia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Malawi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Chad 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Botswana 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
September 2010
Chad  v  Malawi N’Djamena, Chad

November 2010
Malawi  v  Tunisia Blantyre, Malawi

March 2011
 Botswana v Malawi  Gaborone, Botswana

June 2011
 Malawi v Botswana  Blantyre, Malawi

September 2011
Malawi  v  Chad Blantyre, Malawi

October 2011
 Tunisia v Malawi  Tunis, Tunisia

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 GK Swadic Sanudi 21 October 1983 (1983-10-21) (age 26) 43 South Africa Dynamos
2 MF Peter Mgangira 6 October 1980 (1980-10-06) (age 29) 22 Malawi Silver Strikers
3 DF Moses Chavula 8 August 1985 (1985-08-08) (age 24) 31 South Africa Nathi Lions
4 FW Chiukepo Msowoya 23 September 1988 (1988-09-23) (age 21) 19 Rwanda APR
5 DF James Sangala 20 August 1986 (1986-08-20) (age 23) 23 Angola Primeiro de Agosto
6 DF Allan Kamanga 29 December 1981 (1981-12-29) (age 28) 29 South Africa Dynamos
7 DF Peter MpondaCaptain sports.svg 4 September 1981 (1981-09-04) (age 28) 61 South Africa Black Leopards
8 MF Jacob Ngwira 7 September 1985 (1985-09-07) (age 24) 11 South Africa Carara Kicks
9 FW Russel Mwafulirwa 24 February 1983 (1983-02-24) (age 27) 28 Sweden IFK Norrköping
10 MF Joseph Kamwendo 23 October 1986 (1986-10-23) (age 23) 36 South Africa Orlando Pirates
11 FW Essau Kanyenda 27 September 1982 (1982-09-27) (age 27) 40 Russia KAMAZ
12 DF Elvis Kafoteka 17 January 1978 (1978-01-17) (age 32) 20 Zambia Zesco United
13 MF Hellings Mwakasungula 5 May 1980 (1980-05-05) (age 29) 21 Malawi Silver Strikers
14 FW Victor Nyirenda 23 August 1988 (1988-08-23) (age 21) 6 Malawi Super ESCOM
15 MF Robert Ng'ambi 11 September 1986 (1986-09-11) (age 23) 28 South Africa Black Leopards
16 GK Simplex Nthala 24 February 1988 (1988-02-24) (age 22) 1 Malawi MTL Wanderers
17 FW Jimmy Zakazaka 27 December 1984 (1984-12-27) (age 25) 22 South Africa Bay United
18 MF Peter Wadabwa 14 September 1988 (1988-09-14) (age 21) 13 South Africa Thanda Royal Zulu
19 MF Davi Banda 29 December 1983 (1983-12-29) (age 26) 17 Malawi Red Lions
20 FW Atusaye Nyondo 25 July 1988 (1988-07-25) (age 21) 8 South Africa Carara Kicks
21 DF Maupo Msowoya 14 May 1982 (1982-05-14) (age 27) 33 Malawi Super ESCOM
22 GK Charles Swini 28 February 1985 (1985-02-28) (age 25) 1 Malawi Super ESCOM
23 DF Harry Nyirenda 25 August 1990 (1990-08-25) (age 19) 2 Malawi MTL Wanderers
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Recent call-ups

No. Pos. Player DoB (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 1987 Malawi ESCOM United
8 Charles Kalayire (WCQ v Djibouti, 5 September)
9 FW Atusaye Nyondo (WCQ v Djibouti, 5 September) 25 July 1988 (1988-07-25) (age 21) South Africa Carara Kicks
13 DF Godfrey Banda (WCQ v Djibouti, 5 September) 17 April 1983 Malawi Silver Strikers

Head coaches

Goal Scorers at an African Cup of Nations Tournament

Player Tournament Year Total Goals
Russel Mwafulirwa Angola 2010 2
Harry Waya Côte d'Ivoire 1984 1
Clifton Msiya Côte d'Ivoire 1984 1
Elvis Kafoteka Angola 2010 1
Davi Banda Angola 2010 1

Simple English

Malawi
Association Football Association of Malawi
Confederation CAF
Coach Kinnah Phiri
World Cup
Appearances 0

Malawi national football team is the national football team of Malawi.


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