Atusaye Nyondo fit to play
University of Pretoria striker Atusaye Nyondo is finally fit after a few weeks out with an injury which he sustained when he scored in their 1-0 victory against Mpumalanga Black Aces in the South African Absa Premiership and says is ready to do national duties if recalled to Malawi squad.
Nyondo told Nyasa Times that he is fit and that is expected to make his comeback against Bidvest Wits on Friday.
“I thank God because l am now okay and I have been training with the friends. If am selected , I will play on Friday against Bidvest,” said the former Silver Striker hitman.
Nyondo, who was left out in Ernest Mtawali’s 30 man squad which was released on Tuesday to face Guinea in the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations Qualifiers, said nobody from Malawi FA enquired him on his injury but was quick to wish those who have made it into the squad all the best.
“Nobody has never phoned me to ask my fitness . I am not bitter that l have been left out because there is always next time,” said Nyondo, who has already scored eight goals this season for his club.
On another note, Mighty Be Forward Wanderers goalkeeper, Richard Chipuwa who has just clinched his deal with a Mozambican club, said he was not bitter for being dropped in the squad expected to go into camp on Sunday.
Chipuwa enjoyed rich vein of form last season but surprisingly he is missing on the goalkeepers list for the Flames.
Coach Mtawali has opted for three inexperienced keepers Brighton Munthali, Ernest Kakhobwe and John Soko. Also in the list are two foreign legion custodians Simplex Nthara and Charles Swini.
Chipuwa said, “Iam not worried and l know there is always next time. That means lam not in their plans and l wish my friends the best,” said Chipuwa.
Squad ili bhoo!