Sangala needs game time at Azam Tigers for Malawi squad consideration

Former Flames captain James Sangala is starting a new lease of football life at Azam Tigers having agreed terms of a contract and hoped to get enough game time to be considered foe national duty.

Sangala announced his retirement from the Flames soon after the 2014 World Cup qualifier against Nigeria’s Super Eagles last September only to rescind his decision in March,

But Flames coach Young Chimodzi has said the former skipper needs game time before he can be considered for national duty.

Sangala:  Now at Azam Tigers

Sangala: Now at Azam Tigers

Sangala, has meanwhile, joined Tigers, saying he will be “ under less pressure” compared to big teams such as Mighty Wanderers and Big Bullets.

“I expect to get more game time and eventually gets Flames consideration,” said Sangla, who works as liaison officer for the Football Association of Malawi (FAM).

Fact file

The 29-year-old defender started his career at Wanderers Youth and got promoted to the senior team in 2005 where he played for three seasons before joining South Africa’s Bay United.

He then moved to Thanda Royal Zulu of South Africa.

Sangala moved to Premire de Agosto of Angola where he played for two seasons and was loaned to the team’s rivals Benfica.

He returned to Agosto but they released him a year ago forcing him to come home.

The player was a member of the squad that qualified for Africa Cup of Nations in 2010 in Angola

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