Malawi national football team

The Malawi national football team, nicknamed The Flames, represents Malawi in international football and is controlled by the Football Association of Malawi. Before 1966, they were known as the Nyasaland national football team.

Malawi
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)The Flames
AssociationFootball Association of Malawi (FAM)
ConfederationCAF (Africa)
Sub-confederationCOSAFA (Southern Africa)
Head coachMeke Mwase
CaptainLimbikani Mzava
Most capsKinnah Phiri (115)
Top scorerKinnah Phiri (71)[1]
Home stadiumBingu National Stadium, Lilongwe
FIFA codeMWI
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 123 Steady (19 December 2019)[2]
Highest53 (December 1992)
Lowest138 (December 2007, March 2008)
Elo ranking
Current 119 Increase 30 (9 February 2020)[3]
Highest53 (6 July 1988)
Lowest148 (November 2018)
First international
Nyasaland Nyasaland 0–5 Northern Rhodesia 
(Malawi; 1957) [1]
Biggest win
 Malawi 8–1 Botswana 
(Malawi; 13 July 1968)
 Malawi 8–1 Djibouti 
(Blantyre, Malawi; 31 May 2008)
Biggest defeat
Nyasaland Nyasaland 0–12 Gold Coast 
(Malawi; 15 October 1962)
Africa Cup of Nations
Appearances2 (first in 1984)
Best resultGroup stage, 1984 and 2010

HonoursEdit

COSAFA Cup :
CECAFA Cup :
All Africa Games :
  • 1 Third Place (1987)

Competition recordsEdit

Africa Cup of Nations recordEdit

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 Part of the United Kingdom
  1959
  1962
  1963
  1965 Not affiliated to CAF
  1968
  1970
  1972
  1974 Did not enter
  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 6 1 2 3 2 6
  2021 To be determined
  2023
  2025
Total Group Stage 2/32 6 1 1 4 6 11 104 28 27 49 117 160

FIFA World CupEdit

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 GamesEdit

Football at the African Games has been an under-23 tournament since 1991.
African Games Record
Year Result Pld W D L GF GA
  1965 - Did not qualify
  1973 - Did not qualify
  1978 4th 5 0 0 5 2 11
  1987 3rd 5 3 1 1 8 4
1991–present See Malawi national under-23 football team
Total 2/4 10 3 1 6 10 15

Gossage Cup / CECAFA CupEdit

CECAFA Cup Record
Year Round Position Pld W D * L GF GA
  1973 Group Stage 5th 2 0 0 2 0 6
  1974 Third Place 3rd 2 1 0 1 3 3
  1975 Group Stage 6th 2 0 0 2 1 7
  1976 Group Stage 6th 3 1 0 2 1 4
  1977 Group Stage 6th 3 1 0 2 1 4
  1978 Did not enter
  1979 Fourth Place 4th 4 0 2 2 3 8
  1980 Group Stage 5th 3 1 0 2 2 5
  1981 Group Stage 8th 3 0 0 3 3 9
  1982 Fourth Place 4th 4 1 1 2 3 8
  1983 Group Stage 8th 3 0 1 2 3 6
  1984 Group Stage 8th 3 0 0 3 1 4
  1985 Did not enter
  1987 Fourth Place 4th 5 1 2 2 2 3
  1988 Group Stage 7th 3 1 0 2 1 3
  1989 Group Stage 6th 3 0 2 1 0 1
  1990 Fourth Place 4th 5 1 1 3 3 5
  1991 Group Stage 7th 3 0 0 3 4 7
  1992 Group Stage 8th 4 1 0 3 2 14
  1994 Did not enter
  1995 Champions 1st 5 3 1 1 5 4
  1996 Group Stage 5th 3 1 1 1 3 3
  1999 Group Stage 10th 2 0 1 1 1 3
  2000 Did not enter
  2001 Group Stage 10th 2 0 0 2 0 8
  2002 Group Stage 7th 4 1 1 2 1 3
  2003 Group Stage 5th 2 0 1 1 2 6
  2004 Group Stage 7th 4 1 0 3 7 11
  2005 Third Place 3rd 6 3 2 1 7 6
  2006 Group Stage 9th 2 0 1 1 0 4
  2007 Quarter-Finals 7th 3 1 2 0 5 3
  2008 Group Stage 8th 4 1 1 2 3 5
  2009 Third Place 3rd 6 2 2 2 6 3
  2010 Quarter-Finals 7th 4 1 2 1 4 3
  2011 Quarter-Finals 7th 4 1 1 2 5 4
  2012 Third Place 3rd 6 1 4 1 5 6
  2013 Group Stage 9th 3 1 0 2 3 6
  2015 Group Stage 10th 3 1 0 2 3 6
  2017 Runners-Up 2nd 6 3 2 1 9 6
Total 34/38 1 Title 121 29 31 61 99 181

COSAFA CupEdit

COSAFA Cup Record
Year Rank Pld W D L GF GA
1997 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1998 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1999 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2001 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2002 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2003 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2004 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2005 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2006 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2007 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  2008 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  2009 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  2013 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  2015 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  2016 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  2017 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  2018 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  2019 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0/19 - - - - - -

All-time record against other nationsEdit

As of 17 November 2019 after match against   Uganda[4]

  Positive Record   Neutral Record   Negative Record

Opponent
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
  Algeria 7 2 1 4 6 13 −7
  Angola 9 3 3 3 8 10 −2
  Benin 2 1 0 1 1 1 0
  Botswana 25 12 8 5 47 21 +26
  Burkina Faso 4 0 1 3 3 7 −4
  Burundi 3 0 2 1 4 6 −2
  Cameroon 9 1 4 4 6 13 −7
  Chad 6 3 1 2 15 10 +5
  Comoros 4 3 0 1 5 3 +2
  Congo 2 0 0 2 1 3 −2
  Djibouti 4 4 0 0 17 1 +16
  DR Congo 10 3 3 4 8 9 −1
  Egypt 10 3 2 5 8 14 −6
  Eritrea 1 1 0 0 3 2 +1
  Eswatini 27 11 11 5 40 21 +19
  Ethiopia 11 3 6 2 11 9 +2
  Gabon 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2
  Ghana 6 0 1 5 0 17 −17
  Guinea 7 1 3 3 7 10 −3
  Ivory Coast 6 1 1 4 7 12 −5
  Kenya 47 19 18 10 61 46 +15
  Lesotho 20 13 4 3 43 12 +31
  Liberia 3 0 1 2 0 2 −2
  Libya 3 0 1 2 3 5 −2
  Madagascar 10 2 1 7 12 21 −9
  Mali 5 1 1 3 5 8 −3
  Mauritius 20 11 5 4 31 19 +12
  Morocco 10 1 3 6 3 15 −12
  Mozambique 31 12 11 8 34 29 +5
  Namibia 15 4 3 8 15 20 −5
  Nigeria 8 0 2 6 9 20 −11
  Réunion 1 1 0 0 8 2 +6
  Rwanda 9 5 2 2 16 9 +7
  Senegal 3 1 0 2 5 7 −2
  Seychelles 1 1 0 0 3 0 +3
  Sierra Leone 4 3 1 0 14 5 +9
  Somalia 3 3 0 0 6 2 +4
  South Africa 13 1 3 9 5 20 −15
  South Sudan 2 1 0 1 1 2 −1
  Sudan 3 2 1 0 6 1 +5
  Tanzania 55 17 25 13 62 52 +10
  Togo 3 2 1 0 3 1 +2
  Tunisia 7 2 3 2 8 16 −8
  Uganda 31 8 9 14 32 39 −7
  Yemen 1 0 0 1 0 1 −1
  Zambia 79 19 17 43 68 170 −102
  Zanzibar 15 12 2 1 34 10 +24
  Zimbabwe 64 18 21 25 60 82 −22
Total 620 212 182 226 746 798 −52

Recent results and forthcoming fixturesEdit

Matches in last 12 months, as well as any future scheduled matches.

Current squadEdit

The following players were called for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualification match against Morocco on 8 September 2018.[5]

Caps and goals correct as of 5 September 2018.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Charles Swini (1985-02-28) 28 February 1985 (age 34) 13 0   Silver Strikers
2 1GK Brighton Munthali (1997-12-11) 11 December 1997 (age 22) 3 0   Silver Strikers

3 2DF Denis Chembezi (1997-01-15) 15 January 1997 (age 23) 2 0 Unattached
4 2DF Stanley Sanudi (1995-02-02) 2 February 1995 (age 25) 20 0   Tigers
5 2DF Limbikani Mzava (1993-11-12) 12 November 1993 (age 26) 31 0   Highlands Park F.C.
6 2DF John Lanjesi (1993-04-23) 23 April 1993 (age 26) 12 0   CIVO United
7 2DF Yamikani Fodya (1991-12-12) 12 December 1991 (age 28) 16 0   Big Bullets
8 2DF Gomezgani Chirwa (1996-09-25) 25 September 1996 (age 23) 4 0   Civo United
9 2DF Precious Sambani (1998-05-21) 21 May 1998 (age 21) 1 0   Mighty Wanderers

10 3MF Jabulani Linje (1994-11-07) 7 November 1994 (age 25) 1 0   YSCC
11 3MF Gerald Phiri (1993-06-08) 8 June 1993 (age 26) 18 5   Baroka FC
12 3MF Frank Banda (1991-01-12) 12 January 1991 (age 29) 20 2   Songo
13 3MF John Banda (1993-08-20) 20 August 1993 (age 26) 20 6   Nampula
14 3MF Rafick Namwera (1991-10-30) 30 October 1991 (age 28) 1 0   Mighty Wanderers

15 4FW Robin Ngalande (1992-11-02) 2 November 1992 (age 27) 20 1   Zira FK
16 4FW Richard Mbulu (1994-01-25) 25 January 1994 (age 26) 2 0   Costa do Sol
17 4FW Gabadinho Mhango (1992-09-27) 27 September 1992 (age 27) 17 4   Orlando Pirates
18 4FW Atusaye Nyondo (1990-11-15) 15 November 1990 (age 29) 29 6   Bloemfontein
19 4FW Chiukepo Msowoya (1988-09-23) 23 September 1988 (age 31) 42 13   Big Bullets
20 4FW Patrick Phiri unknown 1 0   Big Bullets

RecordsEdit

As of 11 May 2019

Head coachesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  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. ^ "The FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking". FIFA. 19 December 2019. Retrieved 19 December 2019.
  3. ^ Elo rankings change compared to one year ago. "World Football Elo Ratings". eloratings.net. 9 February 2020. Retrieved 9 February 2020.
  4. ^ "World Football Elo Ratings: Malawi". Elo Ratings. Retrieved 15 July 2017.
  5. ^ Chilapondwa, Andrew (8 September 2018). "RVG drops in-form Yamikani Chester". malawi24.com.
  6. ^ "Kinna Phiri - Century of International Appearances". rsssf.com. Retrieved 2 February 2017.
  7. ^ "Joseph Kamwendo - Century of International Appearances". rsssf.com. Retrieved 2 February 2017.
  8. ^ "Peter Mponda - Century of International Appearances". rsssf.com. Retrieved 2 February 2017.

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