By Jeden Chilikunzako, Nyasa Times
Flames duo Limbikani Mzava and Davie Banda have all the reasons to smile after the Football Association of Malawi (FAM) managed to issue their International Transfer Certificates, thanks to the world’s football governing body FIFA.
According to the newly introduced Transfer Matching System, FAM could not issue any transfers after the closure of the transfer window on July 8. It had to take the intervention of FIFA to reset the computerised system in order to complete the transfers.
This is good news to the two players as their respective clubs can now use them with reports also indicating that their work permits are out.
Mzava joined Celtic from Escom United and signed a two year contract while Banda made history by becoming the first soldier to play professional football and signed a two year contract with Black Leopards.
Still in South Africa, Flames striker Atusaye Nyondo was on target for his new side SuperSport United on his debut on Wednesday.
Nyondo struck first for United against Golden Arrows in a match they won 2 – 1.
But the striker got injured during the game. Team doctors are yet to assess the extent of the injury.
Flames coach Kinnah Phiri will be monitoring the situation with interest as the team prepares for the crucial 2012 African cup of nations qualifier against Tunisia next month.