Nyasa Big Bullets first choice goalkeeper Rabson Chiyenda has been diagnosed with a hairline fracture on his right finger and is expected to undergo surgery at College of Medicine.
Team doctor Felix Mwaule revealed the news on Wednesday when he was giving an update on the team’s injured players.
“Chiyenda is expected to undergo a surgery at the College of Medicine after a recent scan revealed that that he has a hairline fracture,” he said without revealing when the player is supposed to be out of action.
Mwaule said previous scans did not reveal any fracture.
Chiyenda got injured last month during a friendly game against Ntopwa FC as the two sides were preparing for the resumption of the league.
Bullets has also announced the return to training of their hit man Hassan Kajoke.
The striker suffered a foot injury a month ago and has been sidelined since then.
“He is doing light training on his own. We are still monitoring his recovery. He will start full training with his teammates when we are satisfied with his progress,” said Mwalule.
Other squad members sidelined due to injuries are Pilirani Zonda and Henry Kabichi.
On Zonda, who has been out for six weeks, Mwaule said he will not be part of the squad to face Ekwendeni Hammers this weekend.
“Pilirani is set to start individual training on Monday after recovering from his knee injury while Kabichi has still a week to go before he can start training,” he said.
Bullets are also without Righteous Banda, who is undergoing physiotherapy following a knee surgery as well as Aziz Mwakifuna who is nursing an ankle injury.
The two midfielders were ruled out for the rest of the 2020/21 season.
Meanwhile, coach Callisto Pasuwa has picked 20 players to Mzuzu for this weekend’s match against Ekwendeni Hammers.