South Africa-based wayward forward Khuda Muyaba has declared that he will score his debut goal today for the Flames against South Sudan in a 2022 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifier should he get a run.
The Flames face the Bright Stars in Khartoum in a contest that could determine their fate in this campaign.
Muyaba is making a return after being sidelined from national duty since 2019, mainly on disciplinary grounds and is yet to score for the Flames in four appearances.
The Polokwane City striker said: “I was excited to be recalled because that was what I was expecting as I kept on working hard.
“I have never scored for the national team and I feel this is my chance. Malawians should expect goals from me.
“Khuda is known for scoring and I promise Malawians that I will score tomorrow.”
On the Flames’ qualification chances, the 2019 TNM Super League Golden Boot Award winner said: “We have a good chance of qualifying if we win tomorrow’s match because it will give us a big boost going into our last match [against Uganda] at home.
“Malawians should have faith in their team, they will be in for a surprise in the remaining two matches.
“I will not talk much all I can say is that we will win.”
In an interview, Flames legend Esau ‘Black Mamba’ Kanyenda said such is the attitude that players should have ahead of big games.
“That should be the spirit, but making a declaration is one thing and implementing it is yet another thing.
“So, hopefully, he will take that hunger to the pitch and score should he be featured,” said the former Russia-based striker, who recommended Muyaba to Polokwane City.
The former Silver Strikers marksman last played for the Flames against e-Swatini in a Africa Nations Championship qualifier in 2019.