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10 new faces as under-17 starts camping

Malawi under-17 national football team Coach, De Klerk Msakakuona, has added 10 faces to the team that goes into camp today.

The side regroups in preparation for the 2019 Cosafa Under-17 Youth Championship which the country hosts from October 11 to 20.

According to a press release which Football Association of Malawi issued Thursday, Msakakuona has called 30 players for the full-time residential camp training at Mpira Village in Blantyre.

Msakakuona has added 10 more players to the 20- man squad that went to Tanzania for the Federation of East Africa Secondary Schools Sports Associations games last month.

“It was important to add some players after we noticed areas that needed beefing up. Of course, all players will have to fight to be in the squad,” he said.

Meanwhile, Fam Technical Director, John Kaputa, has said they had put in place a programme that has incorporated academic activities for the players who are school-goers.

“We have done this in conjunction with the Malawi Schools Sports Association. All the players are now registered with Massa and have been provided with text and note books as per their classes. We will now work on allocating teachers for academic sessions in between training sessions,” he said.

Full squad:

Goalkeepers—Brian Kamenya, Wongani Chimkonde, Chimango Mughogho, Maxwell Makopa.

Defenders—Precious Shaba, Innocent Chipolopolo, Sunganani Geoffrey, Clifford Chimulambe, Harrison Kapata, Akuzike Lifa, Thoko Meja, Maxwell Ng’ambi

Midfielders—Mayamiko M’madi, Chifundo Mbofana, Noel Sakala, Chuma Tukula, Harvey Nasiyaya, Oscar Khulumula, Festus Duwe, Amidu Mponda, Julio Chagunda, Kenneth Chagunda, Frank Mahowa, Wilson Kamphonda

Strikers—Chikumbutso Salima, Emmanuel Jnr Savieli, Chikondi Mvula, Fatsani Chiusiwa, James Dimbwa, Andrew Sikola.

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