Suspended SA-based Malawians get recall
Posted: 15 May 2008 Time: 2:19 pm
The suspended duo of Malawian internationals playing in South Africa, Fischer Kondowe of Black Leopards and Josephy Kamwendo of Orlando Pirates, have been recalled back to the Malawi national team that is set to face Djibouti in the Africa Cup and World Cup 2010 qualifiers next month.
The two were suspended by former Flames’ coach Steven Constantine after their Afcon qualifier against Zimbabawe last year which they lost 3-1.
Kondowe tells KickOff.com that he is happy that he has finally been given the chance to represent his country again.
“I knew that there was no real reason why I was suspended, but the coach had his own reasons as to why he did it.”
Kondowe said that he will do his best to help his country qualify for the Africa Cup of Nations which they last did in 1984 when they drew 2-2 with Nigeria before losing to Ivory Coast.
Malawi face Africa Champions Egypt, Djibouti and DRC in the qualifying games.
Regarding his future at Leopards, Kondowe said he is now concentrating on helping the team avoid relegation in their last game against Kaizer Chiefs.
“We have a big job at hand and that is what I am looking at now. We will cross the other bridge when we reach it,” he said.
The Malawi squad to face Djibouti is: Goalkeepers: Swadick Sanudi, Charles Swine, Vales Kamzere
Defenders: Clement Kafwafwa, Alan Kamanga, Peter Mponda, James Sangala, Wisdom Ndlovu, Elvis Kafoteka, Jacob Ngwira, Moses Chavula, Godfrey Banda and Itae Nundwe.
Midfielders: Robert Ng’ambi, Tawonga Chimodzi, Hellings Mwakasungula, Joseph Kamwendo, Dan Chitsulo, Charles Kalaile, Dave Banda, Peter Mgangira, Noel Mkandawire and Limbani Dzinkambani.
Strikers: Esau Kanyenda, Jimmy Zakazaka, Peter Wadabwa, Chiukepo Msowoya, Malumbo Mkandawire, Andrew Chikhosi and Atusaye Nyondo.