Golden Arrows’ Malawian defender Limbikani Mzava faces a further three weeks on the sidelines in the South Africa Premier Soccer League with a foot injury.
Mzava, who has been one of Arrows’ standout players since joining from Mpumalanga Black Aces in the off-season, sustained the blow in his team’s 1-0 league win over Maritzburg United at Princess Magogo Stadium on March 4.
Arrows Coach, Clinton Larsen, has consequently deployed Captain, Matome Mathiane, at the back.
Larsen is contending with a lengthy injury list as Danny Phiri, Kagisho Dikgacoi, Vuyani Ntanga, Lehlohonolo Nonyane, Chiukepo Msowoya and Nkanyiso Cele are also on the sidelines.
“It’s six, seven, eight… I don’t know,” said Larsen when asked about how many players are nursing knocks.
“Every week there is one but I said last week, somebody asked me the same question and I said our club is structured in such a way that there is a very small core of senior players. It is about 16 or 15 and then the balance of the squad is made up of our Diski team.
“I think we are the only team in the Premier League where the Diski team and the first team train together. So it makes it a lot easier for us when we do give them an opportunity because of the fact that they train with us every day.”
The injury is a fresh setback for the former Nyasa Big Bullets Captain Msowoya who started off his career at Arrows with an own goal before being red carded in the next game—Kick-Off website