Blantyre-based TNM Super League outfit Ntopwa FC has lifted an indefinite suspension on its four players ahead of the 2020/21 season kick-off next weekend.
The four players—captain Happy Kasamba, vice-captain Mphatso Magaleta, Jowado Kanjuzi and Mark Lameck—were suspended a fortnight ago for breaching Covid-19 guidelines by featuring in social football matches.
In an interview on Wednesday, Ntopwa FC owner Isaac ‘Jomo’ Osman said the quartet has been forgiven after showing remorse through letters of apology.
“At Ntopwa, we prioritise discipline and after apologising, we felt it was only proper to give them a second chance.
“However, they will need to work hard for them to break into the team,” he said.
The flamboyant official said it was important to punish the players to demonstrate the club’s seriousness in adhering to Covid-19 guidelines.
The Bangwe Township-based side regrouped five weeks ago in readiness for the new season.
One of the suspended players, Kasamba, said they are relieved to be accepted back into the fold.
He said: “Of course, we have been away from the squad for sometime, but that will not stop us from working hard so that we should catch up with our friends. It is nice that the management has forgiven us.”
Ntopwa will kick off the 2020/21 TNM Super League campaign at home against Moyale Barracks on November 29.