‘Neglected’ Chawa in good start

Malawi’s attacker Chawanangwa Kaonga has started his second season at Mozambique’s Macambola League side Costa Dol Sol on a high note after scoring three goals in four league appearances.

Kaonga has already surpassed his tally for the first three games of last season when he scored once.

Kaonga: has started on a high note

The former Civo Service and Silver Strikers talisman who has just received his first Flames call after a year to join the provisional squad for COSAFA, was influential on Wednesday, scoring a brace in Costa Dol Sol’s 3 nil triumph against rookies Baia de Pemba and sending his team top of log table with 10 points.

It is all gold this year as Kaonga already has two gold medals following Costa Dol Sol’s tremendous performance, winning the community shield and Mozambique’s   Torneio De Futbol “TOP 8” Mavilla boy cup.

In an interview, Kaonga expressed satisfaction and hoped for more goals as his team eyes the championship.

“This year I am geared up to work to the limit of my abilities and I believe with hard work and focus on my game,” said Kaonga.

He also said he is eyeing the golden boot, as he is targeting 15 goals this season.

“I will score more goals this season as I want to win the golden boot with more than 15 goals this season and I am sure with God and the help from my teammates I will achieve this feat,”  said Kaonga.

But reacting to his first call up after a year of neglect, Kaonga was short of words saying he is readily available and excited for the call.

“It is always an honor to play for your country and the call up shows that the technical panel has appreciated the work which I am doing this season and I am looking forward to giving my all so that I can make my country proud again,” said Kaonga.

Kaonga came to limelight in 2013 at Silver Strikers where he was among the leading scorers that helped the team to win its fifth TNM Super League title.

He signed for Clube De Chibuto in 2014, his maiden team in professional football career then in 2018 Kaonga signed for Costal Do Sol scoring 8 goals in his debut season.

Kaonga was an influential figure in Ernest Mtawali’s famous under 20 flames Squad of   2014 with notable moment of scoring a brace in a 2 nil win against Botswana that helped the junior flames qualify for the second round of 2015 CAF Youth Championship qualifiers.