Yamikani Chester nets fourth goal


Malawi national football team versatile attacker Yamikani Chester continued to hog the limelight in the United States League (USL) championship after scoring in Las Vegas Lights’ 2-2 stalemate against Reno 1868 Thursday.

This was Chester’s fourth goal of the season for Lights, who took an early lead in the 12th minute.

Chester scored to restore the lead in the 25th minute when Reno had equalised.


However, Lights’ lead was short-lived as their opponents cancelled out the lead three minutes later.

The former Be Forward Wanderers playmaker was also on target last week as Lights lost 3-2 to LA Galaxy 11 at Dignity Health Tennis Centre.

The lanky attacker told journalists last week that he had settled down well in the USL.


Former Wanderers Team Manager, Steve Madeira, said he always had belief in Chester’s character.

“Chester has a great attitude. He keeps improving his game every day. I am very sure that his performance in the United States will not go unnoticed. I will not be surprised to hear that some top teams in Europe are after his signature,” Madeira said.

The former Mighty Tigers star is also expected to be part of the Flames squad which will face Burkina Faso in November’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.

Chester moved to the USL last year after joining North Carolina on a season-long loan from Czech Republic side MFK Vitkovice.

Following the draw, Lights are still bottom of the table with 11 points having played 15 games. Phoenix Rising are top of the table with 29 points from 15 games.

Lights will host Orange County in their next game.

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