Jomo Cosmos owner Jomo Sono, who is fondly called Bra J, was so excited after his team stunned Kaizer Chiefs 1-0 in the Absa Premiership that he had no qualms to release midfielder Micium Mhone to join the Flames earlier.
Mhone, who flew into the country yesterday afternoon, was released soon after the match in what the former Blue Eagles midfielder described as a ‘celebration mood’ after defeating giants Kaizer Chiefs on Tuesday.
“Bra J was very excited with the win. He just let me go just like that. I am at the airport right now,” Mhone said before boarding his flight.
Fifa rules stipulate that players can be released to join their national teams at least five days before the match.
Mhone is the only foreign-based player that has managed to join the Flames in camp so far.
Football Association of Malawi (FAM) general secretary Suzgo Nyirenda confirmed that the other foreign-based players would join the team in Sierra Leone where the Flames will play a training match against their hosts before the March 25 African Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifier against Guinea.
While Cosmos were in celebration mood, thanks to Mxolisi Macuphu’s late goal, Chiefs coach Steve Komphela was not amused with the fourth consecutive loss.
He felt Cosmos’ goal was a fluke.
“If you had to ask me, give a ball to the Cosmos team and ask each of their players to try and make that strike, I’m sure they could miss all of them. But it happens when it is not your day. That something out of nowhere could happen,” Komphela told www.soccerladuma.co.za.