Silver Strikers problem child Tony ‘Wiltold’ Chitsulo has finally resurfaced at the Bankers after more than a month of absence.
Chitsulo went AWOL while in Blantyre although Silver are downplaying the issue, saying he was sorting out family problems.
While the Bankers were struggling to score goals, Chitsulo was at Bangwe Township in the commercial city.
The dimunitive striker has been trying to persuade Silver to sell him to Wanderers so that he should be based in Blantyre, but the deal has failed to materialise. He even trained with the Nomads at one point.
He is reported to have returned to Lilongwe on Monday and started training on Tuesday.
He could not be reached for a comment, but team manager Sibusiso Padambo confirmed Chitsulo is back in training.
“He is with us and there are a few issues that management may discuss with him concerning the long holiday he had although there was some consent as he was sorting out some family issues.
“He is still registered with the team and is one of the top players. So, he is still part of the family.
“In fact, depending on his performance in training in the next three days, he may be considered for our crucial game against Bullets FC this Sunday,” said Padambo.
He also said midfielder Peter Pindani, who was on Tuesday ruled out of the Bullets duel, may face a late fitness test to be included in the Bankers squad.
“After some observations late Tuesday afternoon, it was noted that he has little chance of making it to Blantyre. So, we are just keeping our fingers crossed. This is an important match and we need all our best players available,” said Padambo.
Silver Strikers top officials are reportedly already in Blantyre to prepare for the Sunday game.