Latest information on Bullets’ injuries and names of players who are not available for selection ahead of Saturday’s TNM Super League match against Savenda Chitipa United at Kamuzu Stadium.
From light exercise last week, Captain John Lanjesi returned to full training on Wednesday after staying out for close to a month due to a hamstring problem. He sustained the injury during Malawi national team preparations for the Cosafa Cup. The central defender will this weekend miss his fourth game as he was out in our three away fixtures against Blue Eagles, Moyale Barracks and Mzuni FC. He is expected to be available for selection in our next encounter depending on the fitness levels.
Precious Sambani & Miracle Gabeya
Sambani played for full minutes in Bullets’ 0-2 victory over Moyale Barracks last Saturday but was on the sidelines in the next match against Mzuni 24 hours later due to a groin injury. The left-back has also been on light training since Wednesday and will go into full training on Monday alongside Miracle Gabeya, who has also been out for almost four weeks due to a knee injury.
The Bullets right-back who was injured on national duty as Malawi played Mozambique at the Cosafa Cup in South Africa is in the final phase of recovery from the knee injury and he also started light training this week. Chirwa is expected to go into full training as the squad regroups on Monday after Saturday’s game against Chitipa.
The right midfielder, who has been on the sidelines for two months now after he suffered a fractured metatarsal bone on his right foot is still on rehabilitation and is expected to start light training next week.
The midfielder was substituted in the early minutes of the first half in Bullets’ 0-1 win over Mlatho Mponera in a friendly match at Answer Private Academy in Dowa on June 16. He suffered a knee injury that saw him being ruled out for a period of between 4-6 weeks.
UNAVAILABLE FOR SELECTION
Dalitso Sailesi and Henry Kabichi are out for selection for tomorrow’s match. The two were not part of the squad that went to Mzuzu as Sailesi was down with a cold and is still recovering, while Kabichi, who trained for three days this week was away to attend his deceased brother’s burial.
Kalisto Pasuwa has 22 players to pick his 20-member squad for tomorrow’s league encounter against the visiting Chitipa United.