Malawi will be without first choice goalkeeper Simplex Nthala for Saturday’s decisive 2013 Nations Cup qualifier against Ghana due to injury.
Mozambique-based goalkeeper picked up problem during training.
The Vilankulo FC gloves man was between the sticks when Malawi lost 2-0 in the first leg played at the Accra Sports Stadium on Sunday.
Flames coach Kinnah Phiri admits his absence can hurt his side’s quest to cause an upset on the continent this weekend.
“My main Injury problem is my first choice keeper Simplex Nthala who will miss the return match,” Phiri said.
“But the rest of the players are raring to go and am optimistic we will collect all the three points as that is also the belief of thousands of our fans in Malawi.”
“We are well prepared and only waiting for Saturday where the wheat will be separated from the chuff and as you know my players play as a unit unlike Ghana who depend on individual players,” Phiri added.