Moldova based defender Charles Petro was delighted after joining Malawi national football squad in Zambia Tuesday.
The Sheriff Tiraspol player arrived through Kenneth Kaunda International Airport in Lusaka ahead of today’s friendly match against Zambia.
“It was a long journey but I am happy to be here finally. I can’t wait to join the boys in training and play with them after almost a year,” said Petro who was welcomed by Football Association of Malawi (Fam) executive member Muhammad Selemani, who is the leader of delegation.
Petro said Malawi must use the friendly games to thoroughly prepare for the forthcoming Africa Cup of Nations and World Cup qualifiers.
“These friendly matches are important to help us shape for Burkina Faso and we needed everyone to be here,” he said.
The former Nyasa Big Bullets defender is the second Malawian to compete in Uefa Champions League following the tracks of former Flames forward Esau Kanyenda.
Kanyenda was the first Malawian to star in the prestigious club competition while playing for Rostov in Russia.