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Malawi national football team

Malawi
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)The Flames
AssociationFootball Association of Malawi (FAM)
ConfederationCAF (Africa)
Sub-confederationCOSAFA (Southern Africa)
Head coachMeke Mwase (caretaker)
CaptainLimbikani Mzava
Most capsKinnah Phiri (115)
Top scorerKinnah Phiri (71)[1]
Home stadiumBingu National Stadium, Lilongwe
FIFA codeMWI
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 126 Steady (25 July 2019)[2]
Highest53 (December 1992)
Lowest138 (December 2007, March 2008)
Elo ranking
Current 126 Increase 13 (30 July 2019)[3]
Highest53 (6 July 1988)
Lowest148 (November 2018)
First international
Nyasaland Nyasaland 0–5 Northern Rhodesia 
(Malawi; 1957) [1]
Biggest win
 Malawi 8–1 Botswana 
(Malawi; 13 July 1968)
 Malawi 8–1 Djibouti 
(Blantyre, Malawi; 31 May 2008)
Biggest defeat
Nyasaland Nyasaland 0–12 Gold Coast 
(Malawi; 15 October 1962)
Africa Cup of Nations
Appearances2 (first in 1984)
Best resultGroup stage, 1984 and 2010

The Malawi national football team, nicknamed The Flames, is the national team of Malawi, a country in South Eastern Africa, and is controlled by the Football Association of Malawi. Before 1966, they were known as the Nyasaland national football team.

Honours

COSAFA Cup :
  • 2 Times Runners-up (2002, 2003)
  • 1 Time Plate Winners (2015)
  • 5 Times Winners (2015)
CECAFA Cup :
All Africa Games :
  • 1 Third Place (1987)

Competition records

Africa Cup of Nations record

Africa Cup of Nations record Africa Cup of Nations qualification record
Year Round Position Pld W D* L GF GA Squad Pld W D L GF GA
Sudan 1957 Part of the United Kingdom
United Arab Republic 1959
Ethiopia 1962
Ghana 1963
Tunisia 1965 Not affiliated to CAF
Ethiopia 1968
Sudan 1970
Cameroon 1972
Egypt 1974 Did not enter
Ethiopia 1976 Did Not Qualify 2 0 1 1 4 9
Ghana 1978 2 0 1 1 3 4
Nigeria 1980 4 1 0 3 6 7
Libya 1982 2 0 1 1 1 2
Ivory Coast 1984 Group Stage 7th 3 0 1 2 2 6 Squad 4 3 1 0 6 2
Egypt 1986 Did Not Qualify 2 0 2 0 2 2
Morocco 1988 2 0 0 2 1 4
Algeria 1990 4 1 2 1 5 4
Senegal 1992 4 0 1 3 3 9
Tunisia 1994 6 2 1 3 4 7
South Africa 1996 6 1 3 2 6 7
Burkina Faso 1998 6 3 0 3 9 10
Ghana Nigeria 2000 2 1 0 1 2 2
Mali 2002 2 0 0 2 2 5
Tunisia 2004 4 1 0 3 3 10
Egypt 2006 12 2 4 6 15 27
Ghana 2008 4 1 0 3 2 6
Angola 2010 Group Stage 11th 3 1 0 2 4 5 Squad 6 4 0 2 14 5
Gabon Equatorial Guinea 2012 Did Not Qualify 8 2 6 0 13 8
South Africa 2013 4 1 0 3 4 6
Equatorial Guinea 2015 6 2 1 3 5 9
Gabon 2017 6 2 1 3 5 9
Egypt 2019 5 1 1 3 2 6
Cameroon 2021 To be determined
Ivory Coast 2023
Guinea 2025
Total Group Stage 2/32 6 1 1 4 6 11 103 28 26 49 117 160

FIFA World Cup

FIFA World Cup record FIFA World Cup qualification record
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA Squad Pld W D L GF GA
Uruguay 1930 Did Not Enter
Italy 1934
France 1938
Brazil 1950
Switzerland 1954
Sweden 1958
Chile 1962
England 1966
Mexico 1970
West Germany 1974
Argentina 1978 Did Not Qualify 2 0 0 2 0 5
Spain 1982 2 0 1 1 1 4
Mexico 1986 4 2 0 2 5 2
Italy 1990 8 2 3 3 6 6
United States 1994 Withdrew
France 1998 Did Not Qualify 2 0 0 2 0 4
South Korea Japan 2002 8 1 2 5 6 12
Germany 2006 12 2 4 6 15 27
South Africa 2010 12 5 1 6 18 16
Brazil 2014 6 1 4 1 4 5
Russia 2018 2 1 0 1 1 2
Qatar 2022 To be determined To be determined
United States Canada Mexico 2026 To be determined To be determined
Total 0/20 0 0 0 0 0 0 58 14 15 29 56 83

African Games

Football at the African Games has been an under-23 tournament since 1991.
African Games Record
Year Result Pld W D L GF GA
Republic of the Congo 1965 - Did not qualify
Nigeria 1973 - Did not qualify
Algeria 1978 4th 5 0 0 5 2 11
Kenya 1987 3rd 5 3 1 1 8 4
1991–present See Malawi national under-23 football team
Total 2/4 10 3 1 6 10 15

COSAFA Cup

COSAFA Cup Record
Year Rank Pld W D L GF GA
1997 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1998 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1999 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2001 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2002 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2003 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2004 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2005 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2006 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2007 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
South Africa 2008 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Zimbabwe 2009 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Zambia 2013 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
South Africa 2015 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Namibia 2016 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
South Africa 2017 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
South Africa 2018 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
South Africa 2019 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0/19 - - - - - -

All-time record against other nations

As of 7 June 2019[4]

  Positive Record   Neutral Record   Negative Record

Opponent
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
 Algeria 7 2 1 4 6 13 −7
 Angola 9 3 3 3 8 10 −2
 Benin 2 1 0 1 1 1 0
 Botswana 23 11 7 5 46 21 +25
 Burkina Faso 4 0 1 3 3 7 −4
 Burundi 3 0 2 1 4 6 −2
 Cameroon 9 1 4 4 6 13 −7
 Chad 6 3 1 2 15 10 +5
 Comoros 4 3 0 1 5 3 +2
 Congo 2 0 0 2 1 3 −2
 Djibouti 4 4 0 0 17 1 +16
 DR Congo 10 3 3 4 8 9 −1
 Egypt 10 3 2 5 8 14 −6
 Eritrea 1 1 0 0 3 2 +1
 Eswatini 27 11 11 5 40 21 +19
 Ethiopia 11 3 6 2 11 9 +2
 Gabon 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2
 Ghana 6 0 1 5 0 17 −17
 Guinea 7 1 3 3 7 10 −3
 Ivory Coast 6 1 1 4 7 12 −5
 Kenya 47 19 18 10 61 46 +15
 Lesotho 19 13 3 3 42 11 +31
 Liberia 3 0 1 2 0 2 −2
 Libya 3 0 1 2 3 5 −2
 Madagascar 10 2 1 7 12 21 −9
 Mali 5 1 1 3 5 8 −3
 Mauritius 20 11 5 4 31 19 +12
 Morocco 10 1 3 6 3 15 −12
 Mozambique 31 12 11 8 34 29 +5
 Namibia 15 4 3 8 15 20 −5
 Nigeria 8 0 2 6 9 20 −11
 Réunion 1 1 0 0 8 2 +6
 Rwanda 9 5 2 2 16 9 +7
 Senegal 3 1 0 2 5 7 −2
 Seychelles 1 1 0 0 3 0 +3
 Sierra Leone 4 3 1 0 14 5 +9
 Somalia 3 3 0 0 6 2 +4
 South Africa 13 1 3 9 5 20 −15
 South Sudan 1 0 0 1 0 2 −2
 Sudan 3 2 1 0 6 1 +5
 Tanzania 55 17 25 13 62 52 +10
 Togo 3 2 1 0 3 1 +2
 Tunisia 7 2 3 2 8 16 −8
 Uganda 30 8 9 13 32 37 −5
 Yemen 1 0 0 1 0 1 −1
 Zambia 79 19 17 43 68 170 −102
 Zanzibar 15 12 2 1 34 10 +24
 Zimbabwe 64 18 21 25 60 82 −22
Total 615 210 180 225 743 795 −52

Recent results and forthcoming fixtures

Matches in last 12 months, as well as any future scheduled matches.

Current squad

The following players were called for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualification match against Morocco on 8 September 2018.[5]

Caps and goals correct as of 5 September 2018.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Charles Swini (1985-02-28) 28 February 1985 (age 34) 13 0 Malawi Silver Strikers
2 1GK Brighton Munthali (1997-12-11) 11 December 1997 (age 21) 3 0 Malawi Silver Strikers

3 2DF Denis Chembezi (1997-01-15) 15 January 1997 (age 22) 2 0 Unattached
4 2DF Stanley Sanudi (1995-02-02) 2 February 1995 (age 24) 20 0 Malawi Tigers
5 2DF Limbikani Mzava (1993-11-12) 12 November 1993 (age 25) 31 0 South Africa Golden Arrows
6 2DF John Lanjesi (1993-04-23) 23 April 1993 (age 26) 12 0 Malawi CIVO United
7 2DF Yamikani Fodya (1991-12-12) 12 December 1991 (age 27) 16 0 Malawi Big Bullets
8 2DF Gomezgani Chirwa (1996-09-25) 25 September 1996 (age 22) 4 0 Malawi Civo United
9 2DF Precious Sambani (1998-05-21) 21 May 1998 (age 21) 1 0 Malawi Mighty Wanderers

10 3MF Jabulani Linje (1994-11-07) 7 November 1994 (age 24) 1 0 Japan YSCC
11 3MF Gerald Phiri (1993-06-08) 8 June 1993 (age 26) 18 5 South Africa Bidvest Wits
12 3MF Frank Banda (1991-01-12) 12 January 1991 (age 28) 20 2 Mozambique Songo
13 3MF John Banda (1993-08-20) 20 August 1993 (age 25) 20 6 Mozambique Nampula
14 3MF Rafick Namwera (1991-10-30) 30 October 1991 (age 27) 1 0 Malawi Mighty Wanderers
15 3MF Alfred Manyozo (1990-09-03) 3 September 1990 (age 28) 0 0 Malawi Mighty Wanderers

16 4FW Richard Mbulu (1994-01-25) 25 January 1994 (age 25) 2 0 Mozambique Costa do Sol
17 4FW Gabadinho Mhango (1992-09-27) 27 September 1992 (age 26) 17 4 South Africa Bidvest Wits
18 4FW Atusaye Nyondo (1990-11-15) 15 November 1990 (age 28) 29 6 South Africa Bloemfontein
19 4FW Chiukepo Msowoya (1988-09-23) 23 September 1988 (age 30) 42 13 Malawi Big Bullets
20 4FW Patrick Phiri unknown 1 0 Malawi Big Bullets

Records

As of 11 May 2019

Head coaches

References

  1. ^ "The 12 Players Who've Scored More International Goals Than Cristiano Ronaldo". fourfourtwo.com.au. nextmedia Pty Ltd. 3 April 2017. Retrieved 9 July 2017.
  2. ^ "The FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking". FIFA. 25 July 2019. Retrieved 25 July 2019.
  3. ^ Elo rankings change compared to one year ago. "World Football Elo Ratings". eloratings.net. 30 July 2019. Retrieved 30 July 2019.
  4. ^ "World Football Elo Ratings: Malawi". Elo Ratings. Retrieved 15 July 2017.
  5. ^ Chilapondwa, Andrew (8 September 2018). "RVG drops in-form Yamikani Chester". malawi24.com.
  6. ^ "Kinna Phiri - Century of International Appearances". rsssf.com. Retrieved 2 February 2017.
  7. ^ "Joseph Kamwendo - Century of International Appearances". rsssf.com. Retrieved 2 February 2017.
  8. ^ "Peter Mponda - Century of International Appearances". rsssf.com. Retrieved 2 February 2017.

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