Mozambican clubs which have Malawian players have set the pace in the 2016/17 Mocambola National League season.
Frank Banda and Charles Swini’s side HCB Songo top the league with 42 points. They beat Chibuto FC 2-0 on Sunday to consolidate their lead at the top.
Ndaziona Chatsalira, John ‘CJ’ Banda and Schumacher Kuwali’s side Ferroviario de Nampula, is on third position with 38 points, just behind second-placed Ferroviario de Beira. Chatsalira was on target when they beat Estrela Vermelha Maputo (Maputo Red Star) 2-1 on Sunday.
The goal was Chatsalira’s fifth and he said he was glad to be on target after a lay-off due to an ankle fracture.
“I am back on my feet and enjoying my game. I am glad I scored on my return on Sunday,” he said.
Midfielder Joseph Kamwendo’s Ferroviario de Maputo is on fourth position with 37 points.
Chawanangwa Kawonga’s Chibuto FC is on position six with 32 points and they face Kamwendo’s side today.
Kamwendo was confident that they would overcome his compatriot side.
“We are on position four, five points behind the league leaders. If we beat Chawanangwa’s side, we can move to second position to replace Ferroviario de Beira,” he said.
But Chimango Kayira’s Costa do Sol are struggling and lie mid-table on position 11 with 24 points.
Meanwhile, ‘CJ’ Banda, Kayira and Swini are expected to join the Flames’ squad that is preparing for a 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifier against Swaziland on September 4.
The Flames started training on Sunday with 19 local-based players at Mpira Village in Chiwembe Township, Blantyre.
The foreign-based players are expected to join the team from Monday next week.