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Khuda Muyaba intensifies golden boot chase


Lovemore Fazili

Malawi National Football Team striker Khuda Muyaba was on target as his side Polokwane City claimed a 1-0 victory over Free State Stars in South Africa’s Glad Africa Championship on Monday.

Muyaba is the leading goal-scorer in the second-tier league after netting eight goals in the current campaign, one better than second-placed Luvuyo Phewa of AmaTuks.

The former Silver Strikers goal poacher said he remains optimistic of winning the golden boot award.

“I do not give up without a fight. This is my chance to win the golden boot award and help my team earn promotion,” he said.

Flames assistant coach Lovemore Fazili said it was good that Muyaba was enjoying game time.

“We commend Khuda for his hardworking spirit. The game-time he is enjoying is good for his career. He is a striker with great character and we are pleased with him. We expect him to transfer his sterling form to the national team as we prepare for the Afcon [Africa Cup of Nations] finals,” Fazili said.

The win saw Polokwane moving to position five on the log table with 21 points from 13 matches.

The other Malawian players at Polokwane are Mike Mkwate and Dennis Chembezi.

The club has also signed Red Lions and Flames midfielder Chikoti Chirwa on a three-year deal.

Nyasa Big Bullets midfielder Chimwemwe Idana and Mighty Wanderers attacker Yamikani Chester are also on the verge of joining the Glad Africa Championship side.

Muyaba featured in the 2022 World Cup qualifiers and scored Malawi’s face saver in the 2-1 loss to Ivory Coast.

Muyaba joined Polokwane in January 2020 when the team was in the DStv Premiership but struggled to make an impact.

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