Chiukepo, Chimango in for July 6 friendly

Mozambique based professionals Chiukepo Msowoya and Chimango Kayira arrived on Tuesday to join the national team camp for July 6 Independence game against Mozambique.

Football Association of Malawi (FAM) Welfare Officer James Sangala confirmed that bustling striker Msowoya and combative midfielder Kayira were called to join the national team camp.

Sangala, who is also playing for Azam Tigers to keep fit, after coming out of retirement to play for national team duty, said the presence of these two experienced players would boost the team’s preparations for Benin on July 19.

Chiukepo Msowoya

Chiukepo Msowoya

He said the national team needed to use such players in friendly games.

“Most of the times we use only local based players for friendly games and yet most professionals players are used in competitive games,” he said.

Msowoya once Malawi’s super substitute who had scored crucial goals for the national team coming off the bench would be making a return to the national team after two years because of loss of fitness and injuries.

So far the two professionals would be the only foreign based players to be available for the friendly games with South Africa based at their clubs in preparations for the forthcoming season kick off next month.

The game is part of Malawi’s 50th anniversary of independence from the British colonial rule.

The game is scheduled to take place at Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre.

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