Malawi’s top scorer at this year’s Metropolitan Cosafa youth championships Isaac Maluwa failed to train with the rest of the squad on tuesday with a knee injury raising doubts over his availability for Malawi’s semifinal clash on Thursday.
Maluwa who has scored 3 goals so far in the competition got a knock on his knee in their 3 – 2 victory over Lesotho where he scored 2 of Malawi’s goals.
Team manager Trevor Kajawa says they will continue monitoring Maluwa ahead of the crucial game on Thursday.
“He is our top scorer at the moment and we need our best players in that game on thursday but we are still keeping our fingers crossed that he will be well before then.” he said.
Despite the setback Malawi still has enough fire power upfront with son to former Flames player Albert Mpinganjira,Victor waiting in the wings.
Malawi became the first team to qualify for the semi’s and are waiting for their next opponent with the semifinal line up set to be complete by tuesday night. Malawi will meet winners of group D which has Angola,Madagascar,Namibia and Zimbabwe.
Coach John Kaputa made time earlier this week to watch the four teams play and says he is ready for any opposition from the group.
“Our eyes are focused on winning the championship and iam preparing my charges for victory on Thursday,” he said.
The semifinal games will all be played at Molepolole stadium with winners of group A meeting winners of group C while winners of group D (Malawi) will entertain winners of group D which are yet to be identified after Tuesday matches.