Africa Soccer MALAWI : Duo ruled out of Flames clash against Taifa Stars of Tanzania

Malawi national football team defender Precious Sambani and forward Fransisco Madinga have been ruled out of the June 10 friendly in Tanzania.

Football Association of Malawi has announced that Sambani picked an injury on Saturday while playing for Nyasa Big Bullets in a domestic league match against Ekwendeni Hammers at Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre.

Bullets coach Kallisto Pasuwa has since hinted that Sambani could be out for the remainder of the season with the knee injury.

 “Unfortunately he sustained a suspected fracture to the knee bone, with likely ligament involvement, but we will have full details on Sunday after his MRI scan in Lilongwe.

“But even without full details, it doesn’t look good and there is 95 percent possibility that he won’t be available for the remainder of the season,” Pasuwa told Bullets media.

On the other hand, Madinga will miss the match due to travel restrictions in Georgia where he plays for Dila Gori FC.

The Flames coach Meke Mwase has since moved in quickly to replace Sambani and Madinga with Hammers defender Eric Kaonga and Mighty Wanderers midfielder Vitumbiko Kumwenda.

Home-based players started training on Monday and they will be joined by foreign-land based stars drawn from Mozambique and South Africa.

Below is the full squad:


Brighton Munthali         – Silver Strikers

William Thole                 – Be Forward Wanderers

Ernest Kakhobwe           – Nyasa Big Bullets


Stanely Sanudi               – Be Forward Wanderers

Peter Cholopi                 – Be Forward Wanderers

Eric Kaonga      – Ekwendeni Hammers

Nixon Nyasulu               – Nyasa Big Bullets

Nickson Mwase              – Civo Sporting

Limbikani Mzava            – AmaZulu (Captain)

Dennis Chembezi           – Polokwane City

Charles Petro                 – FC Sherrif

Paul Ndlobvu                 – MAFCO


Chikoti Chirwa               – Red Lions

Rafik Namwera               – Be Forward Wanderers

Chimwemwe Idana         – Nyasa Big Bullets

John Banda                   – UD Songo

Yamikani Chester           -Be Forward Wanderers

Gerald Phiri Jnr             – Baroka FC

Vitumbiko Kumwenda   -Be Forward Wanderers

Tawonga Chimodzi         -Omonia Aradippou,


Vincent Nyangulu          – Be Forward Wanderers

Gabadinho Mhango       – Orlando Pirates

Khuda Muyaba               – Polokwane FC

Richard Mbulu               – Baroka FC

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