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Phiri has picked his squad for the tournament in Angola...

Malawi coach Kinnah Phiri wants his team to make a splash in African football and has been busy preparing his men in a training camp with 26 players for the past two-and-a-half weeks. However, he has now named his 23-man squad for the upcoming tournament in Angola.

Malawi could be a tough nut to crack as the roster is made up mostly of African based players who have had time to play with each other and build automatism. Here is coach Phiri's squad:

Goalkeepers: Swadick Sanudi (Dynamos, South Africa), Simplex Nthala (MTL Wanderers, Malawi),Charles Swini (ESCOM United, Malawi).

Defenders: Peter Mponda (Black Leopards, South Africa), James Sangala (Primeiro de Agusto, Angola), Allan Kamanga (Dynamos, South Africa), Maupo Msowoya (ESCOM United, Malawi), Moses Chavula (Nathi Lions, South Africa), Harry Nyirenda (MTL Wanderers, Malawi), Elvis Kafoteka (ESCOM United, Malawi).

Midfielders: Davie Banda (Red Lions, Malawi), Hellings Mwakasungula (Silver Strikers, Malawi), Joseph Kamwendo (Orlando Pirates, South Africa), Peter Wadabwa (Thanda Royals Zulu, South Africa), Robert Ng’ambi (Black Leopards, South Africa), Jacob Ngwira (Carara Kicks, South Africa), Fisher Kondowe (Black Leopards, South Africa).

Strikers: Chiukepo Msowoya (Malculmana Desportive, Mozambique), Esau Kanyenda (Kamaz, Russia), Russell Mwafulirwa (IFK Norrkoping, Sweden), Atusaye Nyondo (Carara Kicks, South Africa), Jimmy Zakazaka (Bay United, South Africa), Victor Nyirenda (ESCOM United, Malawi).

Massaer Ndiaye, Goal.com

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