By: Chikondi Magalasi
Black Leopards defender Harry Nyirenda has arrived at Chiwembe Technical Centre for Flames camping in readiness for next month’s crucial African Cup of Nations qualifier against Guinea.
The former Mighty Wanderers defender arrived early than planned after failing out of favour at his Mvela League based side due to contractual issues.
He last played for Malawi National football team in June last year during the Flames’s 2-1 defeat to cash stripped Zimbabwe National football in Afcon’s group L opener at Kamuzu Stadium.
The Flames are third in the group with a single point, three points behind log leaders Swaziland whom they drew 2-2 in Mbabane.
Malawi’s head coach dropped some foreign based players for the last games as he opted for locals especially those that graduated from under 20 national team.
However, he rescinded back his decision to rely on the youth players as he called back the experienced players for Guinea clash.
If the Flames are to make it to Gabon, they must beat the national elephants at all cost in both legs.
Malawi has only appeared at Afcon finals twice, with the recent one being in Angola in 2010.
The rest of the professional players will join the camp four days before the showdown.