U23 set for Belgium camp The Malawi Under 23 National football team will fly out to Belgium on Saturday afternoon for a two week training camp in preparation for a 2019 AFCON U23 Qualifier against Zambia in March.
The team is expected to play 7 training matches with top Belgian teams before flying out to Egypt on 3rd March for another friendly match against Egypt U 23 on 8th March. The team will return home on 9th March ahead of Zambia matches on 20th March at home and 26th away in Lusaka.
Head coach Meke Mwase said the trip will give him a good platform to prepare his team against an experienced Zambian team.
“Firstly let me thank National coach RVG for facilitating the trip and FAM for supporting the idea that we play friendly matches before facing Zambia.
“The Europe camp will expose and motivate the players but above that will help us to improve techically by playing againist high level players,” said Mwase.
The following are the lined up matches in Belgium
19.02.2019 at 2.30pm – STVV vs. MALAWI
20.02.2019 at 3.00pm – PSV vs. MALAWI
25.02.2019 at 3.00pm – OHL vs. MALAWI
26.02.2019 ( Time not confirmed)- GENK vs. MALAWI
27.02.2019 at 2.30pm – RODA JC vs. MALAWI
1.03.2019 at 7.00pm- PATRO MM vs. MALAWI
2.03.2019 at 3.00pm – SP HASSELT vs. MALAWI
The team has also been invited to watch the following matches
21.02.2019 at 9.00pm- Europa League : KRC GENK vs.SLAVIA PRAAG 24.02.2019 at 6.00pm Top-game Belgium League : KRC GENK vs. R ANTWERP FC
Below is the full sqaud:
GOALKEEPERS :Rabson Chiyenda (Nyasa Big Bullets) , Brighton Munthali (Silver Strikers ), Charles Thom (Dwangwa United FC)
DEFENDERS :Charles Petro (Nyasa Big Bullets ) Trevor Kalema ( Silver Strikers) Mark Fodya (Silver Strikers) Hadji Wali (Silver Strikers) Chembezi Denis (Be Forward Wanderers) Precious Sambani ( Nyasa Big Bullets) Stanley Sanudi (Be Forward Wanderers) Peter Cholopi (Be Forward Wanderers) Gomezgani Chirwa (Nyasa Big Bullets)
MIDFIELDERS : Peter Banda (Griffin Young Stars) Isaac Kaliyati ( Be Forward Wanderers)Chimwemwe Idana (Nyasa Big Bullets) Mike Mkwate (Nyasa Big Bullets) Enerst Tambe (Be Forward Wanderers) Laurent Banda ( TN Stars ) Gregory Nachipo (Blue Eagles FC) Francis Mkonda – (Masters Security) Levison Maganizo ( Silver Strikers)
STRIKERS : Batison Chikaiko (Tigers FC) Patrick Phiri ( Nyasa Big Bullets) Hassan Kajoke (Nyasa Big Bullets) Juma Yatina ( Masters Security )