Malawi National Women’s football team coach Abel Mkandawire has named a 25 member squad that has started camping on Monday to start preparations for a 2020 Olympics qualifier against Mozambique next month.
The 25 were selected during a mini tournament involving Regional Select teams held on Saturday at the Civo Stadium in Lilongwe.
Mkandawire said he was satisfied with the performance of the selected players and is confident of building a team that will be competitive in the fight for a place in Tokyo.
“All the players fought hard to get into the squad and those selected deserved it.
“We have a blend of senior and young players who showed good levels of tactical awareness. It is now up to us to build a team,” said Mkandawire. The team will be camping in Blantyre ahead of the first leg at the Kamuzu Stadium on 4th April.
The following is the full squad:
GOALKEEPERS: Samil Amidu ( DD Sunshine) Mercy Sikelo (Skippers) Martha Banda( BT Zero) Ruth Mhango (Under 20)
DEFENDERS Fatsireni Kazembe (Skippers) Silvia Phiri Moreen Phiri (CY Sisters) Ruth Nyirongo (DD Sunshine) Chimwemwe Madise (DD Sunshine) Emily Jossam (Skippers) Towera Vinkhumbo (BT Zero) Patricia Nyirenda (Ntopwa)
MIDFIELDERS Chikondi Gondwe (CY Sisters) Madyina Ngulube (DD Sunshine) Fanny Mwale (DD Sunshine) Chimwemwe Bonongwe Bridget Nkuzilire (Skippers) Asimenye Simwawa (Super Dynamos) Wezzie Mvula (DD Sunshine) Zainabu Kapanda (BT Zero)
STRIKERS Loveness Nyakamera (Skippers) Mary Chavinda (BT Zero) Linda Kasenda (Skippers) Enelescio Mhango( DD Sunshine)