Men's Under-23 National Team
The Malawi Under – 23 national Football team is the Reserve side of the Flames. It was very active in the 80’s and early 90 but disappeared in the late 90.
It was resurrected in 2002 when it participated in the 2003 All Africa Games and 2004 Olympic Games Qualifiers.
The team lost in first round of the qualifiers of both competitions to Rwanda and South Africa respectively.
In 2003 the Under 23 played Botswana national team as part of the Independence Celebrations as the Flames were away in Angola for a 2004 Afcon Qualifying match.
The team went into wilderness again only to resurface in 2007 when it participated in the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.
The team lost in the second round of the qualifiers to Zambia under English coach Steven Constantine.
From then the team also came into the lime light in 2011 when it participated in the 2011 All Africa Games and 20120 Olympic Qualifiers.
The team lost in both qualifiers losing to South Africa in the All Africa Games and Tunisia in the Olympic Event.
In 2010 the team also participated in an eight team under 23 invitational tournaments in Egypt but failed to reach the knockout phase.
The Team’s latest activity was the 2022 Tokyo Olympics Qualifiers in 2019 and 2020. Under Coach Meck Mwase Malawi beat Botswana 3-2 on aggregate in the first round in November 2019 before losing to Zambia 2-0 on aggregate in the Second round
Overall, the team has managed to nurture future Flames players among them regulars like Limbikani Mzava, Moses Chavula, Jimmy Zakazaka, James Sangala, Harry Nyirenda, Robert Ng’ambi, Chiukepo Msowoya, Robin Ngalande and Captain Joseph Kamwendo, Brighton Munthali, Charles Petro, Chimwemwe Idana, Peter Banda, Hassan Kajoke, Dennis Chembezi.
2004 – Did not qualify
2008 – Did not qualify
2012 – Did not qualify
2022 – Did Not qualify
All Africa Games
2003- Did not qualify
2011- Did not qualify