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Malawi national football team attacker Yamikani Chester has said he is motivated to deliver for his United States League (USL) Championship side, Las Vegas Lights FC.

USL Championship returns to action on July 25 after the season was suspended in March due to Covid-19 pandemic. The 35-team league had just played its season openers when play was stopped.

Chester’s debut at Lights is set for July 25 when facing San Diego Loyal SC before entertaining Reno 1868 FC on August 1.

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Chester, speaking in a telephone interview Friday, said having trained for three months he was looking forward to his Lights debut after joining the club from North Carolina during the transfer window.

“I am delighted to hear that the season will start this month. I have been waiting for this moment. I wasn’t disappointed with the break due to Covid-19 because I knew that time will come and I will play.

My task is to help the club to win matches,” the former Be Forward Wanderers and Mighty Tigers winger said.

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Chester is optimistic that he would settle down quickly as the side has a new coach.

“I was also happy to learn that we have a new coach here. This will work to my advantage because the coach doesn’t know us. I am sure that he will pick players on merit,” he said.

Commenting on how he is looking forward to his debut at Lights, Chester said since the moment he joined the club he has always been ready to play.

“The most important thing is to be given game time here. I am always ready to help my club, so once given a chance on July 25 I will do the needful,” Chester said.

Chester joined Czech Republic side MFK Vsykov in 2019 before he was loaned out to North Carolina where he scored five goals.

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