Malawi national football team

Malawi
Nickname(s) The Flames
Association Football Association of Malawi (FAM)
Confederation CAF (Africa)
Sub-confederation COSAFA (Southern Africa)
Captain Limbikani Mzava
Most caps Kinnah Phiri (115)
Top scorer Kinnah Phiri (71)[1]
Home stadium Bingu National Stadium, Lilongwe
FIFA code MWI
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 123 (16 August 2018)
Highest 53 (December 1992)
Lowest 138 (December 2007, March 2008)
Elo ranking
Current 139 2 (30 August 2018)
Highest 47 (June 1988)
Lowest 145 (December 1999)
First international
Nyasaland 0–5 Northern Rhodesia 
(Malawi; 1957)
Biggest win
 Malawi 8–1 Botswana 
(Malawi; 13 July 1968)
 Malawi 8–1 Djibouti 
(Blantyre, Malawi; 31 May 2008)
Biggest defeat
Nyasaland 0–12 Gold Coast 
(Malawi; 15 October 1962)
Africa Cup of Nations
Appearances 2 (first in 1984)
Best result Group 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 :
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
1957 Did Not Enter
1959
1962
1963
1965
1968
1970
1972
1974
1976 Did Not Qualify 2 0 1 1 4 9
1978 2 0 1 1 3 4
1980 4 1 0 3 6 7
1982 2 0 1 1 1 2
1984 Group Stage 7th 3 0 1 2 2 6 Squad 4 3 1 0 6 2
1986 Did Not Qualify 2 0 2 0 2 2
1988 2 0 0 2 1 4
1990 4 1 2 1 5 4
1992 4 0 1 3 3 9
1994 6 2 1 3 4 7
1996 6 1 3 2 6 7
1998 6 3 0 3 9 10
2000 2 1 0 1 2 2
2002 2 0 0 2 2 5
2004 4 1 0 3 3 10
2006 12 2 4 6 15 27
2008 4 1 0 3 2 6
2010 Group Stage 11th 3 1 0 2 4 5 Squad 6 4 0 2 14 5
2012 Did Not Qualify 8 2 6 0 13 8
2013 4 1 0 3 4 6
2015 6 2 1 3 5 9
2017 6 2 1 3 5 9
2019 To be determined
2021
2023
Total Group Stage 2/29 6 1 1 4 6 11 98 27 25 46 115 154

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
1930 Did Not Enter
1934
1938
1950
1954
1958
1962
1966
1970
1974
1978 Did Not Qualify 2 0 0 2 0 5
1982 2 0 1 1 1 4
1986 4 2 0 2 5 2
1990 8 2 3 3 6 6
1994 Withdrew
1998 Did Not Qualify 2 0 0 2 0 4
2002 8 1 2 5 6 12
2006 12 2 4 6 15 27
2010 12 5 1 6 18 16
2014 6 1 4 1 4 5
2018 2 1 0 1 1 2
2022 To be determined To be determined
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 GP W D L GS GA
1965-000000
1973-000000
1978-000000
1987-000000
1991–present See Malawi national under-23 football team
Total4/4000000

All-time record against other nations

As of 1 June 2018[2]

  Positive Record   Neutral Record   Negative Record

Opponent
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
 Algeria7214613−7
 Angola9333810−2
 Benin2101110
 Botswana2311754621+25
 Burkina Faso401337−4
 Burundi302146−2
 Cameroon7133612−6
 Chad63121510+5
 Comoros220020+2
 Congo200213−2
 Djibouti4400171+16
 DR Congo1033489−1
 Egypt10325814−6
 Eritrea110032+1
 Ethiopia11362119+2
 Gabon110020+2
 Ghana6015017−17
 Guinea7133710−3
 Ivory Coast6114712−5
 Kenya46191896145+16
 Lesotho1913334211+31
 Liberia301202−2
 Libya301235−2
 Madagascar102171221−9
 Mali511358−3
 Mauritius2011543119+12
 Morocco8125312−9
 Mozambique30121083328+5
 Namibia143381319−6
 Nigeria8026920−11
 Réunion110082+6
 Rwanda9522169+7
 Senegal310257−2
 Sierra Leone4310145+9
 Somalia330062+4
 South Africa12129520−15
 South Sudan100102−2
 Sudan321061+5
 Swaziland2511953920+19
 Tanzania551725136252+10
 Togo321031+2
 Tunisia7232816−8
 Uganda3089133237−5
 Yemen100101−1
 Zambia7819164366168−102
 Zanzibar1512213410+24
 Zimbabwe641821256082−22
Total601207173221731782−51

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 friendly match against Kenya on 18 April 2017.[3]

Caps and goals correct as of 18 April 2017.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Ernest Kakhobwe (1993-06-26) 26 June 1993 1 0 Big Bullets
16 1GK Leman Nthala 0 0 Unattached
22 1GK Brighton Munthali (1997-12-11) 11 December 1997 0 0 Unattached

2 2DF Stanley Sanudi (1995-02-02) 2 February 1995 3 0 Tigers
3 2DF Francis Mlimbika (1993-03-27) 27 March 1993 2 0 Mighty Wanderers
4 2DF Pempho Kansichiri 0 0 Kamuzu Barracks
5 2DF John Lanjesi (1993-04-23) 23 April 1993 3 0 CIVO United
7 2DF Lucky Malata (1991-02-25) 25 February 1991 3 0 Silver Strikers
8 2DF Yamikani Chester (1994-12-20) 20 December 1994 1 0 Tigers
13 2DF Yamikani Fodya (1991-12-12) 12 December 1991 4 0 Big Bullets

6 3MF Hope Banda (1997-03-09) 9 March 1997 17 2 Unattached
10 3MF Dalitso Sailesi (1995-10-13) 13 October 1995 1 0 Big Bullets
11 3MF Kelvin Hanganda (1993-01-21) 21 January 1993 1 0 Kamuzu Barracks
12 3MF Chimango Kayira (1993-09-28) 28 September 1993 10 0 Costa do Sol
15 3MF Levison Maganizo (1998-11-02) 2 November 1998 0 0 Unattached
17 3MF Gilbert Chirwa (1994-02-14) 14 February 1994 1 0 Blue Eagles
18 3MF Simeon Singa 1 0 Unattached

9 4FW Muhammad Sulumba (1987-07-06) 6 July 1987 2 0 Big Bullets
20 4FW Harvey Nkacha (1982-05-28) 28 May 1982 1 0 Kamuzu Barracks
21 4FW Manase Chiyesa (1990-09-01) 1 September 1990 1 0 Kamuzu Barracks

Records

As of 29 April 2017

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. "World Football Elo Ratings: Malawi". Elo Ratings. Retrieved 15 July 2017.
  3. Willis, Seth (18 April 2017). "Kenya - Malawi Preview: Will Harambee Stars switch off The Flames?". Goal.com.
  4. "Kinna Phiri - Century of International Appearances". rsssf.com. Retrieved 2017-02-02.
  5. "Joseph Kamwendo - Century of International Appearances". rsssf.com. Retrieved 2017-02-02.
  6. "Peter Mponda - Century of International Appearances". rsssf.com. Retrieved 2017-02-02.

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