By: Lackson Kanyoza
Flames midfielder Joseph Kamwendo has been suspended for today’s match against Guinea after accumulating two yellow cards.
Flames mentor Ernest Mtawali confirmed the news this morning that the former flames captain is out of today’s crucial encounter at Kamuzu stadium.
Kamwendo received his first yellow card when flames lost 2 1 at home to Zimbabwe last year in October.
He also received his second booking on Friday away in Guinea where flames were held to a 0- 0 draw.
In an interview this morning, the former Mighty Wanderers and Orlando pirates star believed his colleagues will fight for a win today.
“Yes, I have two yellow cards so am out of the game today. It’s bad news for me considering that we need to collect maximum points but I hope my friends will do a great job and fight until we claim victory today,” said Kamwendo.
He further urged all supporters to patronise Kamuzu stadium in large numbers to boost morale for the flames.
In his remarks, Mtawali said today’s approach will be different from what he used away in Guinea.
“In Guinea we used a defending approach but today we need to collect all the three points and the approach will be deferent. We should go for an attacking approach. Today’s game will be difficult as you know Guinea is a very good side. The team has about 15 professional players and their coach is very good and as well as experienced. But we are ready for the game ” said Mtawali.
The flames are still on position 3 in Group L with 2 points. Today’s win will boost the chances for the flames to qualify for next year African cup nations.
In the same group yesterday, Zimbabwe beat Swaziland 4 – 1 at home.