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Yamikani Chester misses league opener

By Williams Gondwa:

DOING IT THE MALAWIAN WAY—Chester in action during the match

Former Be Forward Wanderers attacker Yamikani Chester missed the United Soccer League (USL) Championship opener in the United States on Saturday after pulling muscles in training.

Chester, who saw his side North Carolina beat 4-1 Lousville City at Sahlen’s Stadium, said he was finding his feet in America.

“I was very disappointed to pull muscles a week before the league’s opener, but I am happy that we won the game. Watching my team play at home was fantastic. If all goes well, I might play this weekend,” he said.

Speaking from the United Kingdom, Rainbow Sports business partner, James Woods- Nkhutabasa, who facilitated Chester’s move from Wanderers, said Carolina have handed the Flames player the number 11 jersey.

“I was in touch with his coach and he said he [Chester] is now fit. He expects to feature him this weekend because it was not a serious injury. He is very confident and focused. He is willing to learn. He is adapting well,” Woods-Nkhutabasa said.

Carolina Coach, Dave Sarachan, told the club’s website that he was happy to have won the game through goals from Marios Lomis, Donovan Ewolo, Tommy McCabe and Robbie Kristo.

Carolina lead the log table with three points followed by NY Red Bulls while Nashville are on third place with the same number of points.

Comprising 18 teams, USL is the second highest professional soccer league in America after the Major League Soccer.

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