After three weeks of hosting the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations, the focus rightly shifts to the two major South African Leagues-the PSL and National First Division-this coming week.
Malawian internationals based in the rainbow nation have said they are set to bounce back into action.
Currently, there are five Malawian players who play in the PSL namely defenders Limbikani Mzava (Bloemfontein Celtic), Harry Nyirenda (Black Leopards), midfielder Robert Ng’ambi (Platinum Stars) and strikers Atusaye Nyondo (SuperSport United) and Robin Ngalande (BidVest Wits).
Four others, Jimmy Zakazaka, Peter Wadabwa, Esau Kanyenda and Tawonga Chimodzi play in the NFD.
Ng’ambi and Mzava whose teams are third and seventh respectively almost half-way the mark, said the resumption of the league will help them tune up on fitness ahead of the Flames 2014 World Cup qualifier against Namibia’s Brave Warriors next month.
Said Ng’ambi: “I feel very hungry. I cannot wait to bounce back having watched the Nations Cup for a good three weeks.
“The resumption of the games will also help us catch up on fitness ahead of the game against Namibia.”
On his part, Mzava said: “I feel very fresh and I cant wait to resume playing next weekend. I also want to help my club finish in the top eight.”
Kanyenda is also set to make his official debut for Polokwane City against FC AK in a Nedbank Cup match on February 13 having been issued a work permit.
“We are also second from the bottom and I would like to help my team get out of the murky waters of relegation,” said Kanyenda.
Wadabwa’s side is in hot contention for promotion to the PSL as they are second with 23 points from 11 games, two points short of current leaders Black Aces who however have played a game more.
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