Mwase Replaces Idana, Nyasulu

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Flames coach Meke Mwase has replaced Nyasa Big Bullets duo of midfielder Chimwemwe Idana and defender Nickson Nyasulu ahead of back to back World Cup qualifiers against Ivory Coast next month.

Mwase has replaced Idana with Simba FC midfielder Duncan Nyoni after the former registered two yellow cards in previous games. Silver Strikers defender Nickson Mwase has replaced Nyasulu on performance grounds.

Malawi will host Ivory Coast at Orlando Stadium in South Africa on 8th October, before playing away to the same team, three days later.

The Mwase charges are expected to regroup at Mpira Village for camping on 2nd October. Malawi will be hoping for a productive return at Orlando stadium where they won their last game against Mozambique courtesy of a Richard Mbulu goal.

Malawi are fighting for a spot in the 2022 FIFA World Cup competition which will be staged in Qatar, against Cameroon, Ivory Coast and Mozambique.

The Flames will also participate in 2021 African Cup of Nations which will be staged in Cameroon. Analysts have urged the team to use the World Cup qualifiers as preparation platforms for the continental tournament.