abwe in the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.
South Africa Premier Soccer League (PSL) side Celtic FC,team manager, John Maduka confirmed the unavailability of striker, Frank Gabadhinho Mhango who reportedly underwent groin surgery over the weekend and will be out of action for six weeks.
Maduka said the club decided to take the upcoming striker for treatment so that he should be in good shape when the next season kicks off.
“We resolved to have it treated, so that when the season starts, he is hundred percent fit. He will be out for some six weeks,” Maduka told a local daily.
In a related development, Malawi national soccer coach, Young Chimodzi also told the local media that midfielder Robert Ng’ambi will also not be part of the team in both encounters for the same groin injury.
“Robert is still not okay. Even at his club, he has been on and off,” said Chimodzi.
Another key player, defender, Harry Nyirenda will miss the international friendly against Egypt because of travelling documents hiccups but will be available for AFCON assignment against Zimbabwe.
“I lost my passport and I need to go and process travelling documents on Thursday in Pretoria,” he said.
But it is not doom and gloom for the Malawi team coaching panel because strikers, Esau Kanyenda and Atusaye Nyondo, as well as, midfielder, Joseph Kamwendo will be available for the encounters.