Msowoya to lead Flames attack

FORMER APR striker Chiukepo Msowoya will lead a 26-man Malawi national team against  hosts Rwanda in a Fifa friendly match scheduled for August 14 at Amahoro stadium.

FORMER APR striker Chiukepo Msowoya will lead a 26-man Malawi national team against  hosts Rwanda in a Fifa friendly match scheduled for August 14 at Amahoro stadium.

Msowoya played for APR in the 2009-10 season and guided the military side to the Primus league title, Peace Cup and Cecafa Challenge Cup title.  The Clube de Desportos do Maxaquene’s striker will be a major threat that head coach Tom Saintfiet will employ against Rwanda as they seek a winning formula ahead of their make-or-break encounter against Super Eagles of Nigeria in a World Cup qualifier on September 7 in Calabar.

The Malawi striking force also boast smade up of Robin Ngalande, Christopher John Banda, Frank Gabadinho Mhango and Esau Kanyenda.

The Malawians are expected in Kigali on August 11, three days ahead of the friendly which will also help Eric Nshimiyimana’s Amavubi Stars to prepare for the final Group H World Cup qualifier against Benin due on September 8 in Porto Novo.

After losing three matches and drawing twice, Rwanda lie bottom of Group H with two points, and is already out of the race.

Their next opponents, who have also been ejected from the final qualifying round Benin, lie third with five points.

Algeria will be seeking a win against Mali to be granted passage into the play-offs where ten teams will be paired in five home-and-away series.

The five teams that win their respective series will qualify for the 2014 World Cup.

Malawi squad:

Goalkeepers: Owen Chaima, Charles Swini

Defenders: James Sangala, Moses Chavula, Harry Nyirenda, John Lanjesi, Limbikani Mzava, Lucky Malata, Foster Namwera, Joseph Kamwendo

Midfielders: Chimango Kayira, Robert Ng’ambi, Phillip Masiye, Micium Mhone, Peter Wadabwa,

Strikers: Chiukepo Msowoya, Robin Ngalande, Christopher John Banda, Frank Gabadinho Mhango and Esau Kanyenda.

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