By Williams Gondwa:
Malawi national football team seasoned midfielder Robert Ng’ambi is set to make a competitive return to action at South Africa Premier Soccer League side Black Leopards this weekend after sealing a six-month deal.
Ng’ambi has been without a club since his contract expired last season at relegated Platinum Stars.
The former Nyasa Big Bullets midfielder, who was also linked with a move to Cyprus, said he is happy to return to Leopards where he spent close to five years before moving to Stars.
Ng’ambi said he rejoined Leopards for six months with the option of extending his contract during the next transfer window in June.
“I am working on regaining full fitness after spending four months without kicking the ball due to my injury. I am getting there and all is well. I have been here before and I know the culture of Leopards.
“I expect to be in action this weekend because my doctor has declared me fit. I am looking forward to returning on a high although it will not be easy. The team has many good players and I need to work hard to find myself a place in the starting lineup,” he said.
On his move to Cyprus, Ng’ambi said the door was not closed yet.
“I told the clubs which wanted to sign me to wait until I am physically fit. After sustaining the injury, it was hard to continue staying in Cyprus. So I just need to get my game back on track and see what happens next,” Ng’ambi added.
Ng’ambi was not part of the Flames squad during Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers in September and October last year due to the injury.
His immediate task will be to help Leopards improve their position in the league where they lie 12th with 16 points from 15 matches.
Ng’ambi watched from the bench on Saturday as Leopards beat Baroka FC 2-1 in a Limpopo derby.
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