USA-based Malawian attacker Yamikani Chester had a disappointing debut as his new club Las Vegas Lights FC went down 2-1 away to San Diego Loyal in the USL Championship.
The former Be Forward Wanderers player was looking forward to his debut, but left the pitch disappointed following the loss.
According to US media reports, San Diego Loyal scored first in the ninth minute through a Tumi Moshonabe strike but Las vegas loyal equalised in first-half added time through Rashawn Dally.
The hosts regained their lead in the 65th minute trough Irvin Parra to wrap up the day with a 2-1 win.
Chester, however, cherished the debut although the results did not go his team’s way.
“It was an honour making my debut for Las Vegas Lights. The results did not go our way, but we will bounce back how best we can,” he said.
Chester joined Las Vegas Lights FC some months ago from North Carolina FC, but he was yet to play as sporting activities were disrupted with the Covid-19 pandemic.
In a related development, two more Flames internationals, Gerald Phri Jnr and Richard Mbulu are among the first players to enter a ‘bio-bubble’ as South Africa prepares to resume football on August 6.
A bio-bubble is term used to describe a biohazard-free zone which will be used to isolate players from getting infected after testing genitive.
The two players will join Baroka FC teammates alongside Mamelodi Sundowns, Bidvest Wits and Bloemfontein Celtic players in isolation, in preparation for Nedbank Bank semi-finals.
Premier Soccer League (PSL) president Irvin Khoza announced in a statement on Monday afternoon the return date for domestic football in South Africa with the Nedbank Cup semi-finals set to restart proceedings on Saturday, August 8.
The Brazilians will host the Clever Boys while Celtic will clash against Baroka three days before the Absa Premiership kicks off on Tuesday, August 11.