Flames regroup, Mwaungulu called


Nyasa Big Bullets midfielder Patrick Mwaungulu's exploits in the TNM Super League has earned him a call up into the Malawi national football team camp ahead of the 2022 COSAFA Cup taking place next month in Durban, South Africa.

Recently, Flames head coach Marinica named a 30-man squad to prepare for the competition, but Mwaungulu was not on the list.

Its only on Tuesday when the Football Association of Malawi (FAM) announced the former Sanwecka FC star has been called to join camp.

The midfielder who has yet displayed class in recent Bullets matches having scored five goals and made six assists in the TNM Super League has been being nicknamed CR7 (after Manchester United's Christiano Ronaldo) with the way he simplifies football.

Flames regrouped on Monday to start preparations for the COSAFA Cup, but Mwaungulu will join others on Wednesday.

According to FAM, all the players have reported for camp and underwent COVID-19 and medical tests.

"Gomezgani Chirwa, Chimwemwe Idana and Precious Sambani from the peoples team have not yet reported for camp as they have suffered injury in club duty over the weekend when they faced Mighty Tigers.

"Silver strikers forward Stain Davie has a knock while Schumacher Kuwali is under the weather with Malaria," reads a statement from FAM.

The Flames are in group B alongside Lesotho, Eswatini and Mauritius will open the campaign against Lesotho on 6th July.