United Kingdom-based Malawian midfielder Gift Mussa has expressed interest to play for the Malawi national football team, the Flames.
In an interview monitored on Zodiak Broadcasting Station on Thursday, the 25-year-old, who plays for Nuneaton Borough FC of the seventh tier of English football, said it would be an honour to play for his native country.
Said Mussa: “I would like to represent my country. That will be great feeling.”
He said he has what it takes to play for the national team.
“I am a very experienced player and I read the game. The country can benefit from my ability,” said Mussa
In his reaction on Thursday, the Flames coach Meck Mwase welcomed the player, saying he will assess him.
“This is good news that we have been looking for. This country has good players based abroad. We need them if they want to play for the country,” he said.
In an interview on Thursday, Mussa’s relation, who opted for anonymity, said he could make it to the Flames squad.
He said: “We have been encouraging him to play for the Flames as we know he is good. He still holds a Malawian passport. He came to UK in 2006 when he was 10 years and graduated from Coventry University in sports therapy.”
The development comes after Scotland-based Kieran Ngwenya unveiled himself to play for the Flames.
The Aberdeen left-back impressed coach Mwase after he debuted for the Flames in a 2-0 loss to Tanzania in a friendly match.
Tanzania-born Nyasa Big Bullets player Misheck Seleman has also opted to play for the Flames.