Blue Eagles influential star Schumaker Kuwali will undergo an assessment this weekend to determine his return to action.
Kuwali missed Eagles’ barren draw with rookies Dedza United on Sunday due to injury.
Eagles Coach Eliya Kananji said his absence has negatively affected the team’s plans.
“Kuwali has been very influential in our attacking department since the start of the 2022 campaign. We felt his absence on Sunday when we failed to create scoring opportunities. Our doctors will assess him this weekend to see if he will be available for our next match.
“But this should not be the excuse if we fail to deliver because we signed other players who are good enough to give us the results. Our hope is that the players who are available will do their best to help the team become real title contenders,” Kananji said.
Kuwali rejoined Eagles in January from Mozambican side UD Songo.
On Sunday last week, he proved his importance to Eagles after scoring a brace in the cops’ 3-0 win over Mighty Waka Waka Tigers.
Eagles are hoping for a better season after escaping relegation on the last day of last season when they beat Mighty Wanderers 3-1 at Kamuzu Stadium.