Celtic refuses to release Malawi duo




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Bloemfontein Celtic has reportedly refused to release Malawi’s Frank ‘Gabadinho’ Mhango and Limbikani Mzava to this Sunday’s 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in Benin.
This has forced the Football of Malawi (FAM) general secretary Suzgo Nyirenda to the of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) which has since asked Celtic to release the duo even though the round, first leg game does fall Fifa calendar of international events.
“We are also in talks Safa in line the letter we got from CAF. Celtic is just trying to be difficult because the season has even kicked off in South Africa,” Nyirenda told the paper.
The Nation newspaper of Malawi reported Wednesday that CAF deputy general secretary Esaam Ahmed had written the to Celtic over the matter.
“We would appreciate cooperation so that your club can allow the liberation of players Limbikani Mzava and Frank Gabadinho Mhango so they are allowed to rejoin the team’s training camp,” reads a letter addressed to Celtic chief executive officer Khumbulani Conco.[eap_ad_2]
“We realise that your club does have any legal obligation to allow the named players to join national team at that time, but we depend your understanding so that the players can represent country in this important occasion, considering that participation in these games, will allow a better visibility on continental level.”
The same newspaper quoted Celtic technical Mich d’Avray as saying the would not release the players are preparing for MTN8 tournament to kick-off on August 2.
Things are also not looking good for the Flames as of Pretoria striker Atusaye Nyondo is also a doubt as his travel documents are the Home Affairs Department in South Africa whereas Robert Ng’ambi is still injured and has been ruled out.
Ajax Cape Town striker Robin Ngalande and Black Leopards defender Harry Nyirenda have joined the squad which drew 0-0 in Uganda on before proceeding to Benin. (supersport.com)[eap_ad_3]