Mtawali -centre- with Nthala, Kaonga and Kayira

Mtawali -centre- with Nthala, Kaonga and Kayira

LILONGWE (FAM ) —Flames coach Ernest Mtawali says his trip to Mozambique to assess Malawian players was successful as he managed to get a full picture of the status of all players.

Mtawali went to Mozambique on Friday and returned on Monday evening.He had a chance to watch  two games game where striker Chawanangwa Kaonga  and midfielder Chimango Kayira were in action for the respective clubs Chibuto FC and Costal De Sol.

Apart from Kaonga, he however managed to meet all Maputo based players like goalkeeper Simplex Nthala and striker Zicco Mkanda Mtawali also held talks with coaches of all the teams that have Malawian players.

“I also spoke to top sports reporters as well as guys from the Mozambique FA and the league who gave me a picture of how our players are doing.

“I also managed to collect a series of DVDs of Mozambique league and cup matches where I will be able to assess the players further.I have made strong contacts that will help me easily monitor players in Mozambique from here.I would like to thank FAM for this opportunity,” he said.

Mtawali also said he has  made a proposal to FAM that he should also go around monitor other players in other countires like Taonga Chimodzi in Greece.

Mtawali’s squad of local based players started camp on Monday and will break on Thursday before regrouping  again next Thursday.

He is expected to name his  final squad, that will include foreign based players, for the 2017 Africa Cup of nations qualifier against Swaziland on 6th September on 28th August.