Malawi blow as Atusaye, Malata ruled out for Mali game

Malawi national football team has been dealt a big blow with the injury of striker Atusaye Nyondo and defender Lucky Malata ahead of the team’s Africa Cup of Nations of qualifier against Mali on November 15.

Nyondo: Ruled out

Nyondo: Ruled out

Atusaye’s South Africa top league side Supersport United have informed Football Association of Malawi (FAM) that the player had not fully recovered to be available for the two assignments despite the player’s insistence to play.

“I just resumed full scale-training on Tuesday and I am optimistic about being fit for the Mali game. I thank my club for all the care and attention,” Nyondo said.

Malata, who sustained a shoulder injury is also a out of the picture for the Mali game.

“I have not started even light training because I am still undergoing treatment,” Malata said.

Sangala, the Flames veteran defender,  who doubles as Welfare Officer for FAM, will also not be available for the games.

He however said Mozambique based professional Zicco Mkanda has been recalled alongside Flames Captian Joseph Kamwendo, while Chiukepo Msowoya has been dropped.

Other foreign based players recalled are defenders Limbikani Mzava and Harry Nyirenda, midfielders Robert Ng’ambi, Chimango Kayira and strikers Robin Ngalande and Robert Ng’ambi.

The development comes in the wake of the Flames uncertainty to play the game with Minister of Sports Youth and Culture Grace Chiumia painting a rosy picture that the games are on.

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10 thoughts on “Malawi blow as Atusaye, Malata ruled out for Mali game”

  1. PHILLIP ALFAZEMA says:

    game yowinawina iyi malawi 2-0 mali tiipha,Sangatimenye pa kwathu ana achepa, go frames burn them into ashes

  2. Paulson Kasoka Banda says:

    The Malawi Flames will carry the day.

  3. Ayiya says:

    Achitabwino kuyitana esau kanyenda ndi machine fisher khondowe game tidzawina.

  4. Dr.Jack says:

    Try Anong’a mwina nkusintha zinthu. But don’t forget,” poor defence weakens Mlonda wa pa GOLO.”

  5. Eliam k says:

    Kennedy maestro malunga,Late Holman malunga,Lawrence LULE Waya just to mention afew, nde malawi ndikuidziwa ine in those hay days,not now peterkins kaira heish ma BIG

  6. VULUNGANYA says:

    Gastin Simkonda will play and score in that game.

  7. Mbolo Sidwala! says:

    Its a blessing in disguise! Malawi wll qualify wth the absence of Chiuke ndi Atu because these are attackers not strikers!

  8. nkhedu says:

    osadanda ine ndilipo kkkkk

  9. Ferson says:

    Ngakhale onsewa atasewera palibe chabwino.Timu ikusoweka odziwa kuchinya ngati osewera akale:Frank Sinalo,Peterkins Kayira etc.

  10. Wanex banda says:

    Playing a loosing game

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