Malawi National Football Team Captain Limbikani Mzava can heave a sigh of relief as his South Africa DStv Premiership side Amazulu has included him in its match day squad to face Horoya FC in a Caf Champions League dead rubber this evening in Guinea.
Mzava had limited game time under former coach Benni McCarthy due to reasons such as injuries.
Amazulu named Brandon Truter as interim coach, replacing McCarthy, who left the club on mutual agreement recently.
Amazulu’s hopes of reaching the Caf Champions League quarterfinals were dashed after they lost 2-0 at home to Raja Casablanca of Morocco.
The South Africans cannot advance as they are third in Group B with six points.
Flames coach Meck Mwase said Mzava needed game time at AmaZulu ahead of Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.
“It is good news that Mzava is back in his team. We need all our players to be in shape ahead of the qualifiers,” Mwase said.
Mzava got injured while playing for Malawi at the Afcon finals in Cameroon.
South Africa-based Malawian football journalist Benjamin Nyirenda, who works for Soccer Laduma, described Mzava’s return as good news for both the player and the Flames.
“He is the captain and a key player for the Flames; so, he needs to be playing regularly. It seems Benni had issues with some players in the team,” Nyirenda said.