By Erik Chiputula
Flames Coach Meke Mwase has recalled Robin Ngalande, in a 20-man squad for Saturday’s 2020 FIFA World Cup qualifiers preliminary Round first leg away to Botswana.
Mwase has also recalled United States of America based winger, Yamikani Chester among six foreign based players. Chester has been impressive for North Carolina FC this season, scoring five times.
Captain Limbikani Mzava and his vice John Lanjesi are out due to injuries.
Mwase has largely kept his faith in South Africa duo of Frank Gabadinho Mhango and Gerald Phiri Jnr to lead the attack. Other foreign based players included are Baroka FC forward Richard Mbulu and UD Songo midfielder John Banda.
The team will depart for Francistown, Botswana via South Africa on Wednesday, 4th September.
20 FLAMES FOR BOTSWANA ENCOUNTER
GOALKEEPERS: Enerst Kakhobwe (Nyasa Big Bullets), Brighton Munthali (Silver Strikers)
DEFENDERS: Charles Petro(Nyasa Big Bullets), Stanley Sanudi(Be forward Wanderers), Peter Cholopi(Be forward Wanderers), Dennis Chembezi(Be forward Wanderers)
Precious Sambani(Nyasa Big Bullets), Gomezgani Chirwa (Nyasa Big Bullets)
MIDFIELDERS: Chimwemwe Idana (Nyasa Big Bullets), Chikoti Chirwa(Kamuzu Barracks), Peter Banda(Nyasa Big Bullets), Micium Mhone (Blue Eagles), Yamikani Chester(North Carolina FC-USA), John Banda(UD Songo-Mozambique), Gerald Phiri (Baroka FC-South Africa), Chimango Kaira (Nyasa Big Bullets).
STRIKERS: Hassan Kajoke (Nyasa Big Bullets), Gabadinho Mhango (Orlando Pirates), Richard Mbulu(Baroka FC-South Africa), Robin Ngalande (Zira FK-Azerbaijan).