Rivals Nyasa Big Bullets and Be Forward Wanderers have timely boosts—ahead of their TNM Super League ties this afternoon—following the return of their key players.
Defending champions Wanderers return to action against Red Lions away at Mangochi Stadium while Bullets host Masters Security at Mulanje Park Stadium.
The Nomads welcome eight players—Richard Chipuwa, Rafick Namwera, Stanley Sanudi, Precious Sambani, Dennis Chembezi, Alfred Manyozo Junior, Peter Cholopi and Felix Zulu—who were with the national team at the Cosafa Cup in South Africa.
The People’s Team also welcome Chiukepo Msowoya, Patrick Phiri and John Lanjesi, who were also part of Malawi’s Cosafa Cup squad.
Defender Sankhani Mkandawire is also available for selection after processing his clearance from Tanzanian outfit Mbeya City FC.
The development, according to assistant coach Elia Kananji, is a big boost for the team’s Super League campaign.
“We need to go back to our winning ways and the availability of these players gives our squad depth,” he said.
Bullets have drawn their last two TNM Super League matches against Mzuzu University (Mzuni) FC and Karonga United.
However, Pilirani Zonda, Emmanuel Zoya and Mussa Manyenje are still recovering from their hamstring injuries.
Bullets lead the table with 18 points from eight games.
Silver Strikers are second with 16 points but with a game in hand.
Azam Tigers are third with 13 points from nine games.
Wanderers, who were exempted from Super League fixtures after contributing the eight players to the national team, are 10th with eight points from five games.
Team manager Steve Madeira said it was time to catch up with their counterparts.
“We are trailing in number of games played so far. We now need to catch up with our friends,” he said.