Malawi league holders Big Bullets have received a boost in their defensive role ahead of their derby clash against town rivals Mighty Wanderers after defender Sankhani Mkandawire fully recovered from an injury he picked at the start of the second round.
The towering defender has returned to normal training with the People’s team and is believed to be fully fit after succumbed a hamstring injure that sidelined him for more than 6 weeks.
Bullets Technical Director Billy Tewesa confirmed that ‘Mkango plus’, as he is fondly known has recovered and will feature in tomorrow’s encounter against their old rivals.
“As Big Bullets we are very happy that Sankhani is back. He is our reliable defender so his return its a big boost to our teams since we are playing a tough game tomorrow. Definitely he is going to start as we are also looking forward to defender the title,” Tewesa said.
Sankhani missed the Carlsberg final in which the Nomads won 2-1 over Bullets.
His role was taken by Miracle Gabeya who pundits say lacks leadership and composure at the back.
His return surely solidify the defence which has a lot of loopholes as they continue coinciding goals in each and every game.
In tomorrow’s clash, Bullets will miss the services of their key striker Chiukepo Msowoya who sustained a knock during their last match against Red Lions.
The People’s team is also in goalkeeping crisis following the injuries of Owen Chaima and Vincent Gona who will miss the remaining games of the season.
Likely, Chimwemwe Kumkwawa will be in command in tomorrow’s game as he did with Red Lions and Moyale Barracks in previous meetings.
Currently, the red army goes into the game unbeaten in 16 games and are at the helm of top tier league league with 38 points above Nomads with 12 points with the Lali Lubani boys lying on position 7.
However, FAM has announced that the gate charges between Bullets and Wanderers game is at K1000 in the open stand.
The first leg ended 2-1 in favor of Bullets courtesy of Japhali Chande and Chiukepo’s goals.