Kumilambe names Cosafa Beach Soccer provisional squad

Malawi Beach Soccer national team Coach Willy Kumilambe has named a 25-member provisional squad to go into camp on Wednesday ahead of the 2024 Cosafa Beach Soccer Championship scheduled to take place in Durban, South Africa between 17-23 March 2024.

The team will this year be returning to the regional competition after missing the past two editions in  2021 and 2022. Malawi participated in the inaugural competition, which was hosted by Seychelles in 2015, finishing as runners-up after a 9-4 loss to Madagascar in the final.

Kumilambe has included 10 players who were part of the 2022 Beach Soccer Afcon Finals squad in Vilankulo, Mozambique.

They include goalkeepers Justin Bonongwe and Eddie Jamu; defenders Arnold Lasten, Martin Biliati and Blessings Likupe; midfielders Dala Simba, Isaac Kajamu and Frank Mwenelupembe as well as strikers Obrien Nkhukumba and Sandram Saddi.

Below is the full squad that will be camping at Matundu Cottage in Salima.

Goalkeepers: Justin Bonongwe (Beach Eagles), Eddie Jamu, Ishmael Saidi (Tourism), Hadji Mussa (Nyasa).

Defenders: Arnold Lasten, Blessings Likupe (Munali), Jowa Sipolo (Tourism), Martin Biliati (Nyasa), Jowl Mwamyongo (Mphanga), Alex Nsukunika (Vinthenga), Willard Maunde (MDF).

Midfielders: Dala Simba (Vinthenga), Isaac Kajamu (Sunbird Nkopola), Frank Mwenelupembe (Deep Bay), Thoko Kamanga (Beach Eagle), Chikondi Banda (Chihame), Tito Chakwawa (Chipale), Vincent Mwanyongo (Mphanga).

Strikers: Obrien Nkhukumba (Beach Eagle), Dandram Saddie (Sunbird Nkopola), Isaac Kondowe (MDF), Jairos Mussa (Nyasa), Yusuf Issah (FC Malawi), Isaac Kinna (Chihame), Chikumbutso Phiri (Mphanga).

On standby: Mike Chabvula (Rank), Yankho Biliati (Tourism), Kumbukani Phiri (Vinthenga), Nathan Longwe (Beach Eagle), Watson Simbeye (Noil) and Allan Mtawale (Chimanga).



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