Malawiâ€™s longest surviving footballer in Europe, Dan Chitsulo is out of action for over a month at third tier German side SC Preuben Munster through an injury.
In a telephone interview, the former Civo United striker-turned left-winger said he was likely to miss the first-half of the season due to damaged thigh muscles.
“I damaged my thigh muscles and the manager gave me time off as I cannot train. I suffered a similar injury last October, but I was able to carry on to the end of the season. I have now returned to my home city, Cologne to join my family,” said the 29-year-old.
Asked why he has failed to earn a move to top Bundesliga, Chitsulo said: “It is never easy rising through the ranks to the Bundesliga, but I can tell you football standards in the third Bundesliga are better than in South Africaâ€™s Premier Soccer League.”
Chitsulo appears to have given up on the Flames, having been ignored by most Flames coaches, including the current one.
“I never think about the Flames. It is not like I turned my back on my home team, but that is a normal reaction when there is no one to follow up on your club performance,” he said.
Chitsulo has survived the longest in Europe having signed a three-year deal with Cologne Reserve side in 2000 until 2007 when he moved to third tier VfL Volfsburg then Munster in 2009.