As preparations for the Malawi beach soccer national team heats up, the Beach Soccer Malawi (BSM) has released names of 20 players to under go camping before travelling to Seychelles.
Malawi will for the first time take part in the Cosafa tournament scheduled to take place from 9 to 11 April.
BSM general secretary Davis Saddo said the names have been identified from all the beach soccer playing centres in the country and he believes if the players are blended well they can pull a surprise at this inaugural tournament.
“It has not been easy to come up with the twenty players which translates into five players from the four playing zones. At a national level, there are so many players who throughout the years have shown commitment, determination and have exhibited rare talent,” said Saddo in an interview on Monday.
The selected 20 players will undergo intensive physical training and ball work techniques under the stewardship of Fifa certified coach Stereo Gondwe.
“Training is expected to start today in Salima. The association has partnered with Sunbird Livingstonia where the team will be training,” said Saddo.
From Karonga Zone : Yona Mbisa (Anna Hardware), Precious Mboma (Madala), Mwiza Mkandawire (Young stars), Kitwel Cheyo (Kiwe), Festus Chikwedza ( Anna) and Arthur Mkandawire ( Chilumba Barracks).
From Chintheche Zone: Pilirani Nyirenda ( Nyerere), William Banda ( Nyerere), Smart Kamanga (Nyerere), Laston Chirwa ( Kawiyazaro) and Frank Kadewere (Kawiya Eagles).
From Mangochi Zone: Louis Maunda (Yagao), Van Malunga (MDF Navy), Isaac Kajamo,9 Nkopola) Ali Nyondao,(Escom), and Leonard Makumba ( Escom).
From Salima/Lilongwe Zone: Bothwel Saka( Tiripano),James Chikoka (Tourism), Zahir Hamisi (Tourism), Shaime Sipolo (Livingstonia) and Benson Jenasi (Livingstonia). n