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Meck Mwase to name captain

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Flames coach Meck Mwase has a captaincy battle to solve before his charges face South Sudan in the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations Group B qualifier Wednesday.

This follows the return of AmaZulu defender Limbikani Mzava to the national team setup having missed national duties since 2018.

In absence of Mzava, Nyasa Big Bullets skipper John Lanjesi was given the armband before Mozambique based Christopher John Banda took over the mantle due to Lanjesi’s injury.

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Mwase said he would engage both Mzava and Banda before naming Malawi’s skipper for the two games.

“I am yet to make a final decision on who will lead the team. I will talk with both players before announcing the decision,” he said.

Mzava, alongside fellow South Africa-based Flames players, will join the squad ahead of Wednesday’s must-win game against hosts Sudan.

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Last year, Mzava said he was eager to serve the senior side in any role.

Meanwhile, Europe-based-trio including Francisco Madinga, Peter Banda and Charles Petro joined the camp in Khartoum Monday having met in Turkey on Sunday.

As we went to press Monday , Flames had trained once and another session is set for today.

Malawi must win the match as all the teams in Group B have mathematical chances to progress.

Flames are third in this group with four whereas Sudan anchor the table with three points. Burkina Faso top the group with eight points, followed by Uganda on second.

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