Four Malawian professional players, Joseph Kamwendo, Gabadinho Mhango, Atusaye Nyondo and Robert Ng’ambi have arrived in the country to join the Malawi national football team camp.
Flames coach Young Chimodzi said Kamwendo who turns out for TP Mazembe of DRC, Gabadinho of Bloemfontein Celtic, Platinum Stars’ Ngambi University of Pretoria’s Atusaye Nyondo all based in South Africa would join local players ahead of the preliminary round qualifier for Africa Cup of Nations against Chad on Saturday at Kamuzu Stadium.
Chimodzi said they were expected a full house byWednesday after the arrival of Mozambique based players Chimango Kayira and Moses Chavula whose team Costol De Sol have a game on Tuesday.
“We are expecting to have a full squad by Wednesday with the coming in of Moses Chavula and Chimango Kayira from Mozambique,” Chimodzi said.
But he ruled out the possibility of having Bidvest Wits midfielder Robin Ngalande and veteran Esau Kanyenda who have club commitments in South Africa.
Ngalande’s team face Orlando Pirates in the Nedbank final while the Black Mamba, who has scored six goals in this campaign for Polokwane, has an important assignment to try and save his team from relegation from the top flight league in the national playoffs against National First Division side.
The soft-spoken former Flames legend said he was not worried with the two players’ absence.
“Of course we would have loved to have them with us but we have replacement in Gabadinho and Atusaye who are enjoying their game at their clubs,” he said.
In a related development Football Association of Malawi (FAM) General Secretary Suzgo Nyirenda has said Celtic were reluctant to release Mzava for the Chad match after recovering from an injury.