Injury-troubled midfielder Robert Ng’ambi is hopeful of a clean bill of health ahead of next month’s 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifiers starting with Zimbabwe’s Warriors in Blantyre.
Ng’ambi told The Nation on Monday that he has not fully recovered from a groin problem that forced him to skip the 2015 Cosafa Cup currently underway here in his base in North West Province.
“It is not like a fresh injury, but I have been given three weeks to go for rehabilitation with an aim of strengthening the muscles. I completed the recovery phase, but now every day I have to go to the gym,” said the Platinum Stars midfielder.
Malawi plays against Zimbabwe in mid-June. The Flames’ other opponents in group L are Swaziland and Guinea.
As we went to press, FAM chief executive officer Suzgo Nyirenda, who is part of Cosafa Cup organising committee, was expecting Bloemfontein Celtic’s position on the release of striker Frank Gabadinho Mhango whereas promotion play-offs have ruled out defender Harry Nyirenda.
The Flames are expected in South Africa this Thursday and play South Africa in a training match before taking on Mozambique on May 25 in the cup’s quarter-finals.