Malawi national football team burly forward Chiukepo Msowoya has rejoined the national team after missing a crucial encounter against Tanzania in the World Cup qualifier preliminary round first leg match.
Msowoya was injured while playing for Bullets against their archrivals Mighty Be Forward in which he scored the all important goal to win the derby.
Coach Ernest Mtawali said the return of Chiukepo is a boost to the team ahead of the encounter after losing 2-0 away on Wednesday.
“It’s good that he has started training. He is an important player to the player and hopefully he will be fit to face Tanzania,” Mtawali said.
He is optimistic that the team can still progress if they could put their act together.
“We conceded silly goals and I am optimistic that the boys will do it. It’s something that is possible,” he said.
Yamikani Chester has also rejoined the team.
Flames arrived back from Tanzania last night and immediately resumed training this morning at the Kamuzu Stadium.
The return match is on Sunday at the Kamuzu Stadium Malawi need a 3-0 win to qualify or match Wednesday result and fight for a shootout victory.
Mtawali, who was appointed coach on 1 August has come under pressure for sidelining experienced players such as striker Esau Kanyenda, midfielder Joseph Kamwendo, defender Harry Nyirenda in preference for inexperienced players.
Meanwhile, Tanzania arrived on Friday morning in Lilongwe heading to Blantyre by road.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :