Mozambican top-flight Mocambola League side UD Songo has temporarily released its Malawian trio—John ‘CJ’ Banda, his brother Frank and Schumacher Kuwali—in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak.
The development follows the suspension of the Mozambican league kick-off. The league was scheduled to roll out on April 4.
CJ Banda confirmed being released by his club alongside his compatriots a few days ago.
“The league’s kick-off has been put on hold and, as such, the club thought it wise to release all foreign-based players as they await the way forward.
“We have been released for 20 days and during that time, we have been given a special training programme that we are supposed to follow,” he said.
Banda said there are also some Malawian players based in Mozambique who have also been released such as Moses Chavula, “while for others such as Ndaziona Chatsalira, they are still there because their team is yet to decide”.
Kuwali said they will be waiting for the club’s direction when the 20 days elapse.
Just like Malawi, Mozambique is yet to register a coronavirus case.
UD Songo were last season’s runners-up in the Mocambola League.