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Chiukepo Msowoya not bitter with Flames exclusion

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By Williams Gondwa:

WAS PART OF AFCON QUALIFIERS—Msowoya

Striker Chiukepo Msowoya has said he is not bitter with Malawi national football team Coach Ronny van Geneugden’s decision to drop him from the squad that is preparing for 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifiers.

“I am not bitter at all. Maybe they have seen that my time is gone but I need to respect the coach’s decision because he is the father and leader of the national team.”

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“I cannot go to the coaches and ask why they have dropped me. I am a professional footballer. I know this happens in most cases,” Msowoya said.

Msowoya and Moyale Barracks’ Gastin Simkonda were surprise omissions from the squad that is preparing for an academic match against Morocco at Kamuzu Stadium.

Football Association of Malawi released provisional squads for the Flames and under-23 national teams to start non-residential training in all regions.

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The former Orlando Pirates star said he was surprised by the coach’s decision to drop him from the squad.

Flames Team Manager, James Sangala, told the local press that the coach was focusing on up-and-coming players; hence the exclusion of Msowoya and Simkonda.

The two players were part of the squad that crashed out of the Cosafa Cup and Afcon qualifiers.

Msowoya is set to receive his fourth TNM Super League Golden Boot Award this Saturday.

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