Flames coach Earnest Mtawali has maintained the selected 11 that out-marshaled the young Angolans on Sunday, as the team plays its second Group B match against Mauritius at Independence Stadium this evening.
Malawi national football team started the 2016 COSAFA Castle Cup bid on a high note by beating Angola 3-0 at Independence Stadium in Namibia.
Striker Gabadinho Mhango grabbed a hat trick to win the man of the match accolade. Earlier Lesotho beat Mauritius 3-0 in Group B opener.
The experienced Flames overcame the young and inexperienced Angolans to claim their first three points from their first game in Group B and to equal Lesotho on points and goal difference.
BidVest Wits-bound striker Mhango became not only the first Malawian player to net a hat-trick in the COSAFA Castle Cup, but the first player to get more than one goal for the team in an international competitive match.
Here is Flames’ starting line-up against Mauritius:
Goalkeeper: Charles Swini
Defenders: Harry Nyirenda, Miracle Gabeya, Stanley Sanudi and Francis Mlimbika.
Midfielders: Joseph Kamwendo, Rafiq Mussa, Gerald Phiri Junior and Isaac Kaliyati.
Strikers: Chiukepo Msowoya (C) and Gabadinho Mhango.
P W D L GF GA Pts
Lesotho 1 1 0 0 3 0 3
Malawi 1 1 0 0 3 0 3
Angola 1 0 0 1 0 3 0
Mauritius 1 0 0 1 0 3 0