Revived striker Chiukepo Msowoya has passed Flames medical, a day after he was substituted when Big Bullets played against Kamuzu Barracks on Sunday.
After featuring for their respective clubs over the weekend, the local-based footballers returned to Flames camp on Monday to resume preparations for this year’s edition of the Cecafa East and Central Africa Senior Challenge Cup.
According to Flames team manager Clement Kafwafwa, national team doctor Levison Mwale conducted the tests on the striker’s injured arm but he did not find any serious threats.
“He was experiencing pain in his arm even before he left camp. However, during the Bullets game the problem was aggravated and he left the pitch,” Kafwafwa explained. “But the good news is that the doctor did not diagnose any grave problem and certified him fit.”
He also said all the players involved in weekend matches have returned without any injuries.
Meanwhile, the other foreign based players who joined camp late trained with the squad for the first time yesterday.
They include South Africa-based midfielder Gerald Phiri Jnr and Mozambique duo of goalkeeper Simplex Nthala and midfielder Chimango Kayira.
Kafwawa said the final squad to travel to Ethiopia for the tournament will be announced today during a press conference to be addressed jointly by Football Association of Malawi (FAM) general secretary Suzgo Nyirenda and Flames coach Ernest Mtawali.
The Cecafa tournament in which Malawi are guests is expected to kick off on 21 November and end on December 5. n