The Malawi women football team flies out to Dar es Salaam, Tanzania on Thursday for Saturday’s international friendly match against their Tanzanian counterparts Twiga Stars.
The match was initially set to be played at Civo Stadium in Lilongwe on two weeks ago but the Tanzania Football Federation (TFF) requested to host the match at Azam Complex this Saturday.
The match will mark the team’s return to action after a self-imposed break for a rebuilding drive.
The match will help the team tune up for next year’s Confederation of Southern Africa Football Associations (Cosafa) Championship in Seychelles.
The match will be the first international game for Malawi since November 2013.
Coach Thom Mkorongo said before departure that he was satisfied with the commitment shown by the players.
The 29-member delegation will be led by FAM executive member Othaniel Hara.
The players that will make the trip are goalkeepers Alice Msiska and Martha Banda, defenders Emily Jossam, Patricia Nyirenda, Aniya Alizi, Ruth Nyirongo, Wezzie Mvula and Chimwemwe Madise; Midfielders are Sungeni Msiska, Ruth Tambala, Chimwemwe Sapangwa, Pilirani Malola, Madima Nguluwe, Limbikani Vavessa Chikupila, Funny Mwale and Bridget Mkuzilire.
The strikers are Enelesio Mhango, Mary Chavinda, Temwa Chabinga Linda Kasenda while the technical panel comprises Mkorongo, his assistant Maggie Chombo-Malinga, team manager Cathy Manjome-Chikandula, team doctor Hilda Phiri, goalkeeper trainer S’busiso Padambo.
It also includes women football lead Chalira.
Meanwhile, Tanzania’s head coach Rogasian Kaijage has also named his 22-member squad for the match.