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Amongst the players called up are 26 home based players and eight foreign based players including veteran striker Esau Kanyenda

Malawi have named a 34-man provisional squad as they begin preparing for next month’s second leg 2013 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Ghana.

The Flames host the Black Stars in Lilongwe with the intention of overturning a 2-0 defeat suffered in the first leg.

The Flames start training this week as the team will be trimmed next week for the final preparations before the game.

According to a StarAfrica report, amongst the players called up are 26 home based players and eight foreign based players as veteran striker Esau Kanyenda and ex-Orlando Pirates’ Chiukepo Msowoya return to the squad.

Full squad

Goalkeepers: Owen Chaima (Big Bullets), Richard Chipuwa (Mighty Wanderers), Charles Swini (Escom United) and Simplex Nthala

Defenders: Francis Mulimbika, Bongani Kaipa and Foster Namwela (Mighty Wanderers), Steve Chagoma (Blue Eagles), Moses Chavula (free agent), Pilira Makupe and John Lanjesi (Civo United), George Nyirenda (Big Bullets) and Harry Nyirenda

Midfielders: Robert Ng’ambi, Chimango Kayira and Douglas Chirambo (Big Bullets), Joseph Kamwendo (Mighty Wanderers), Davie Banda (Red Lions), Ndaziona Chatsalira, Frank Banda and Peter Pindani (Silver Strikers), Patrick Gunde (Civo United), Patrick Masanjala and McNius Mhone (Blue Eagles)

Strikers: Green Harawa, Rodrick Gonani. (Silver Strikers), Ishmael Thindwa (Epac FC), Chiukepo Msowoya (Escom United), Gabadinho Mhango (Big Bullets), Esau Kanyenda (Bay United); Robin Ngalande, Zicco Mkanda, Peter Wadabwa (Thanda Royal Zulu), Atusaye Nyondo (SuperSport United)

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