Malawi under 20 women’s national team Coach, Maggie Chombo Sadik, will miss the second leg of 2020 Women’s Under-20 Fifa World Cup qualifier against their Zimbabwean counterparts after fracturing her ankle.
The dreadlocked mentor sustained a left ankle fracture as she was demonstrating to her players during training session on Friday morning.
Football Association of Malawi (Fam) facebook page, reported that Chombo-Sadik was treated at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital and is now using clutches.
“Due to the injury, she will not travel with the team to Zimbabwe for a 2020 Women’s Under 20 FIFA World Cup Preliminary Round Qualifier return leg,” a statement released yesterday read.
In a brief interview, Chombo-Sadik said she was disappointed to miss the match but was confident that the side can sail through to the next round.
“The other coaches will do it. The good thing is that we were planning together so they know how to approach the game and make necessary changes. Of course I would have loved to be part of the team because I have so much faith in the team,” she said.
Meanwhile, Vice Coach, Kondwani Mwalweni, will take charge of the team in Zimbabwe.
The team will leave the country today for Lusaka ahead of a friendly match against Zambia on Tuesday.
The Girls will proceed to Bulawayo on Wednesday for the Zimbabwe match on February 1.
Malawi and Zimbabwe drew 1-1 in the first leg at the Kamuzu Stadium last Saturday.
Shyline Dambamuromo put the visitors in the lead in the 60th minute before the hosts replied in the dying minutes through Yamikani Mhango.