Mozambique-based Malawian striker Schumacher Kuwali leads the top scorers’ chart in that country’s top-flight Mocambola League with seven goals in 10 matches for his club Ferroviário de Nampula.
The forward has since issued a rallying cry to be considered for the Flames’ call-up, saying he can help end the lack of firepower.
“I have scored seven goals while the one behind me [Text Africa’s Magaba] has five goals.
“In fact, I could have scored more had it not been for an injury. If I remain injury free, I will be able to win the golden boot. That has always been my dream,” he said in a WhatsApp interview yesterday.
Kuwali’s last Flames call-up came in November last year during the match against Lesotho.
He has, however, urged the technical panel to consider recalling him in the upcoming 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifiers against Morocco and Cameroon.
“I am sure that if they can give me a chance I can deliver,” he said.
His club is currently on position five having been displaced by Text Africa who they lost to 1-0 over the weekend.
Kuwali said he did not feature in the match because he was nursing a hamstring injury.
Zicco Mkanda is the only Malawian player to have won the Mozambican golden boot award in 2014. He now plays for Be Forward Wanderers.
Flames coach Ronny van Geneugden (RVG) had not responded to our questionnaire on whether he would consider recalling Kuwali, but in an earlier interviewed he said he was monitoring all foreign-based players.
“We are looking at players who are performing well at their clubs within and outside Malawi. Then we will make our final squad and see who suits our game plan,” he said.
Ironically, the two TNM Super League leading scorers—Stain Davie (nine goals) of TN Stars and Raphael Phiri (eight goals) of Civil Sporting Club—are also not part of the Flames squad.