Bullets FC technical panel on Tuesday breathed a sigh of relief when striker Diverson Mlozi turned up at the teamâ€™s training ground.
Mlozi was supposed to return to Natural Resources College in Lilongwe for his studies on Monday, but the college has suspended classes due to a studentsâ€™ strike.
Mlozi will be available for selection this weekend as Bullets travel North for TNM Super League games against Moyale Barracks on Saturday and Kabwafu FC on Sunday.
His absence would have been a big blow to Bullets, who will also be without leading scorer Gabadinho Mhango who is in Ghana with the Flames.
“We are relieved Mlozi is still around at least for this weekend. He says the school may resume in October. We had been left with only Heston Munthali as an option upfront,” said Bullets vice-coach Gerald Phiri.
Bullets were trying to have their games cancelled as they also have two more players in Ghana, goalkeeper Owen Chaima and midfielder Chimango Kayira.
But Sulom said they cannot postpone the games as the rules say a team can only be exempted from fixtures if it has contributed four or more players to the national team.
“Apart from missing the three players, we have not rested for the past five weeks as we have been playing two games every weekend. But that is not an excuse, we are going to prepare well for the games and will get the result,” said Phiri.
Bullets meet Moyale barely a week after defeating them in the finals of the Presidential Cup.