Tanzania test for Kinnah


Kinnah arrived in Blantyre on Wednesday after cutting short his three-year contract at Free State where he had a relatively successful second spell, steering the Ea Lla Koto to their best-ever PSL position five.

He went straight into the Flames camp a few hours after arrival.

The following day, on Thursday, he was on the plane heading to Tanzania for the friendly in preparation for the 2010 World Cup preliminary round match against Djibouti.

Kinnah will face Tanzania without skipper Peter Mponda, Black Leopards’ team mates Fischer Kondowe, Robert Ng’ambi, Dynamos’ duo of Swadick Sanudi and Allan Kamanga.

Football Association of Malawi chief executive officer Charles Nyirenda claims that Dynamos and Leopards have refused to release the players for international duty, including the forthcoming World Cup match against Djibouti on May 31.

Nyirenda says his association has since written to Fifa lodging a complaint over the Leopards and Dynamos’ refusal.

“We want Fifa to intervene because these are games fall on Fifa calendar,” he says.