Flames captain Joseph Kamwendo has hailed the young players that featured at the Cosafa Cup saying they are the future of the team and has warned veterans to be on their toes if they are to get positions in the team
Kamwendo joined camp last night alongside defender Limbikani Mzava and trained with the rest of the team this morning.
The DRC based midfielder said the youngsters put a good show in South Africa and deserve to be given more chances in the Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.
“The players did very well especially Micum Mhone and Gerald Phiri Junior. They were given a chance and they grabbed it with both hands. If they continue working hard they will easily establish themselves as regulars,” said Kamwendo.
He also hailed FAM for organising number of friendly matches for the Flames ahead of the Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Zimbabwe next week.
“The match against Zimbabwe is very important for us to win and start this campaign on a high note. The group in which we are is very tricky though others feel it is easier it is not.
” But I am happy to be here and represent my country again. It is an honour or every player to be called to the national team and I am here to die for my country,” he said.
The Flames leave the country on Friday for Egypt where they will play against the Pharaohs on Monday before taking the Warriors of Zimbabwe at the Kamuzu Stadium the following Saturday.
Coach Young Chimodzi has also called into camp Mighty Wanderers duo of Stanley Sanudi and Malumbo Gondwe.
Mozambique based duo of Frank Banda and Charles Swini will join cap tomorrow.