TNM Super League side Silver Strikers have received a boost after defender Trevor Kalema recovered from a 10-month injury lay-off.
The on and off Flames defender sustained a right knee injury in November last year. The club’s website announced on Thursday that the defender has been certified fit to return to action.
“I will fight for my place as you know I am eager to play once it is declared safe for football to resume. I have not kicked the ball for almost a year due to the injury,” the former Wizards [Surestream] defender told the club’s official website.
The return of Kalema will provide options at the back for coach Daniel Kabwe who is yet to stamp his authority on the Reserve Bank of Malawi (RBM) sponsored side as football is suspended due to Covid-19.
“It is good to have him back. But it is not automatic for Kalema to be in match day first eleven because no player is guaranteed a place,” Kabwe was quoted by the club’s website.
Apart from Kalema, Silver have several central defenders such as Herbert Wayekha, Chisomo Mpachika, Yinusa Sherrif and Mischeck Malaisha.
The club embarked on rebuilding exercise at the end of last season after offloading 20 players but also recruited several players from other teams and promoted seven youngsters from Reserve side.
Silver won the Airtel Top 8 Cup after beating Karonga United 1-0 but have gone seven consecutive years without winning the TNM Super League title.