Be Forward Wanderers have received Ishmael Thindwa and Alfred Manyozo Jnr boost a head of Carlsberg Cup quarter-final showdown against Dedza Young Soccer Stars scheduled for Kamuzu Stadium on Saturday.
Thindwa, who is on a six-month loan from Zimbabwe’s Caps United, could debut for Nomads after waiting for over two months.
The former Epac striker was ineligible to play for Nomads after completing his deal outside the transfer window, whereas experienced midfielder Manyozo returned to Wanderers after being released by Botswana club, Santos FC.
In an interview on Wednesday, Wanderers general secretary, Mike Butao, said the duo would be available for selection on Saturday.
“They are both fit and they are working hard in training, but it will depend on the coaches’ decision. If the coaches think the players are ready to play they might be featured,” Butao said.
In a separate interview, Thindwa, who struggled to hit top form in Zimbabwe, said: “If the coaches give me a chance to play, I will try to give my best to help the team.”
Before joining Caps, Thindwa finished as the TNM Super League top goal scorer twice in three seasons, but scored just twice in two seasons at Caps.
Wanderers struggled to score towards the end of the Super League first round following the departure of Mohamad Sulumba and Jimmy Zakazaka to clubs in South Africa and Botswana respectively.
Only Mapopa Kaunda has proved to be a natural goal-poacher, whereas youthful striker Precious Msosa is shy in front of goal
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