Chiukepo return boosts Malawi squad

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.

Chiukepo Msowoya: Back in Flames squad
Chiukepo Msowoya: Back in Flames squad

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.

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KAMPAPALIKE
KAMPAPALIKE
6 years ago

3 kwa du!!!! Tiwone. Mwina nga mapuleya akunjawa atati alowemo. Zimatimvetsa chisoni kwabasi. Zomangoluzazi zizatha liti a Malalawi?

paul dowa
paul dowa
6 years ago

Even atabwera molinyo kudzakocha malawi mapuleya athu salimbikila vuto sikochi ayi makochi athu anapita kusukulu ndiye tisawanyoze ngati wina alipo apite akakoche iyeyo paka tidziwina osamapanga ndale mupira zopusa zimenezo paul dowa

zowanigeo@gmail.com
6 years ago

coach sikufuna uchoke koma selection yama player ikukuvuta chomwe chativulaza apa ukufuna zaiwe basi osati ife amalawi sichazeru kuti any game we loss kodi team inatenga ndalama pa joni inalibwino kwambiri koma iwe mtawari wampwasula wapanga yako nde kaya tiona zabwinozose pamasewero a lero

Toney Gondeh
Toney Gondeh
6 years ago

Kumalawi mpira kulibe tiyeni tivomere kma ufiti

James Mkoko
James Mkoko
6 years ago

Watikwana Ernest Mtawali azipita basi.

Uncle Ken
Uncle Ken
6 years ago

Ngakhale Chiukepo Akhalepo Flames Singawine 3 Kwa Du Zosatheka Doro Ndi Chipuwa

Mbiya Syangu
Mbiya Syangu
6 years ago

Mtawali akafunse Mponda .Makani za ziii.The is snr National Team not U’20.This time we will loose 3:0.

Manyazi.
Manyazi.
6 years ago

nkhani ndi coach sichina.

Blessings Kaweru
Blessings Kaweru
6 years ago

It can’t happen for the coach to leave out experienced players he got what he wanted

ankhoma
ankhoma
6 years ago

l knew mtawali as amare player not acoach so why assigning him with this big task? why not giving him asmall time like sure stream and see how it will progress rather than taking him to coach national team.guys we’re not serious. so dont blame him. kinnah.ngonamo.chimodzi maybe atleast.

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