Speaking in an interview on Friday, Kinnah, who is expected to name the squad on Sunday, said Mwafulirwa has not played active football for a long time; hence, he is not in shape for the game.
“At the moment he does not have a club. We will give him another chance when he settles down, but for now he will not be with us,” said Kinnah.
Mwafulirwa has been without a club since his contract with Swedish club IFK Norrkoping expired last September.
Mwafulirwa could not be reached for a comment. However, media reports in South Africa allege that he has signed for Jomo Cosmos and is waiting for a permanent residence permit before he plays.
On Esau Kanyenda, who is in South Africa for trials with Angolan side Primera Augosto, Kinnah said he will be considered for the Chad game.
He also said Black Leopards defender Harry Nyirenda is out with a broken toe. As we went to press, Kinnah was awaiting a scan result on midfielder Robert NgÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ambiÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s injury.
“This means that we will have to take more local players to Chad. So this is a challenge to the local players to prove themselves,” he said.
The local players have been in camp for two weeks and the coach has hinted that he may take six of them to join the foreign-based ones.
Meanwhile, midfielder Joseph Kamwendo has rejoined the local players squad after returning from Thailand.
“He is doing well in training and, as usual, he has been displaying high level leadership skills,” said Kinnah.