Silver Strikers forward Peter Wadabwa’s return to the Flames has been halted by an ankle injury he suffered during club duty.
Wadabwa alongside Esau Kanyenda and Fischer Kondowe were recalled into Flames for their remaining 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Mali and Ethiopia.
Flames liaison officer James Sangala confirmed that Wadabwa did not even make it to camp and had to be replaced by Azam Tigers and Under-20 national team defender Boston Kabango.
“We got communication that he picked an ankle injury and could, therefore, not make it into camp,” said Sangala.
Wadabwa confirmed the development yesterday, saying he is recovering from the injury.
“I just resumed light training on Tuesday, but I was disappointed that the injury halted my return to the national team.
“Nevertheless, I am hopeful of getting another call-up in future,” said Wadabwa.
The former Golden Arrows, Thanda Royal Zulu and Escom United forward rejoined Silver Strikers following the expiry of his short-term contract with South African National First Division (NFD) side Blackburn Rovers.
He is the only player to have scored four goals in one league match this season.