The Malawi National women’s football team, the She Flames, on Sunday 7th April left  Malawi for Maputo for the second leg of the 2020 Tokyo Women Olympic qualifier.

Going into the second leg, the She Flames have an advantage after humiliating Mozambique in the first leg of the qualifiers at the Kamuzu Stadium on 4th April by 11 goals to 1.

Speaking before departure, She Flames coach Abel Mkandawire said they are taking the game serious despite the team winning the first leg.

“We are going to Mozambique to finish the job which we started here at home and we are very conscious knowing they will want to come hard on us as they will be playing at home but with the weaknesses of their team which we saw in the first leg we should be able to frustrate them.

“Everything can happen in the game of football and it’s possible for them to score more goals as we did but we will work hard to win the game”, Mkandawire said.

The She Flames will play the second leg of the 2020 Tokyo women’s Olympics qualifiers on Tuesday 9th April with the winner of the of the first round progressing to the next round to either face Kenya, Ghana or Gabon.

Here is the list of players that have travelled to Mozambique.

GOALKEEPERS
Samir Amidu
Martha Banda

DEFENDERS
Chimwemwe Madinga
Patricia Nyirenda
Towera Vinkhumbo
Maurine Phiri
Ruth Nyirongo
Emily Jossam

MIDFIELDERS
Wezzie Mvula
Shira Dimba
Zainab Kapanda
Enclecio Mhango
Madyina Nguluwe
Funny Mwale
Sabina Thom
Asimenye Simwaka

STRIKERS
Temwa Chawinga
Tabitha Chawinga
Linda Kasenda
Mary Chavinda

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My name is Blessings Mpando from Lilongwe district born in December 1994. I am a Christian and a member of CCAP. I grew up in Lilongwe and completed my secondary education in 2010 before going on to complete my diploma in journalism at the Polytechnic Continuing Centre.

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