National Women Football Association (NWFC) will call Europe-based Tabitha Chawinga and Chisomo Kadzisonga if plans to participate in the inaugural Council for East and Central Africa Football Association (Cecafa) championship materialise.
Cecafa Women Football Championship is scheduled for August this year in Uganda.
“As we are waiting for the official communication from Cecafa, we thought it wise to start sorting out other issues. We have so far contacted our professional players Chawinga and Kadzisonga. We want them to be available in the squad during this tournament,” said NWFA chairperson Severia Chalira.
Chawinga is playing for Swedish top-flight league side Kvansvedens IK while Kadzisonga is playing in the Austrian Frauenliga at SV Neulengbach FC.
Chalira said the two players are making headway at their respective clubs hence the consideration.
The NWFA chairperson said Kadzisonga’s club has offered to pay for the player’s air ticket.
Kadzisonga said she is looking forward to playing for the national team.
On the other hand, Chawinga who won the top-scorer award with 43 goals when her team earned promotion last season, said: “This is an opportunity I have been waiting for. It feels good to play for the national team. People should expect fireworks from me.”
Malawi women football team coach Thom Mkorongo said the two professional players will motivate their teammates in the camp.
The team has not been active since last year when it played a friendly away against Tanzania in November losing 0-2.
The team currently lies 131 on the Fifa Coca-Cola world rankings.
Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, Zanzibar, South Sudan, Sudan, Somalia, Djibouti and Eritrea are among the countries Malawi will likely face if considered to take part in this continental regional competition.