Jacob Mulenga To Miss Ghana Game Despite Return To Action

Thu, 24 May 2012 19:36:08 +0000

Jacob Mulenga says he is in no rush to return to national team duty after making a successful comeback to action on Tuesday following his recent recovery from a long-term injury.

Mulenga, who has been out of action since last November due to a knee injury in a Dutch league game against Ajax, played on Tuesday in a training game against Ste.De.Co that his club FC Utrecht won 6-1.

“My knee feels normal again, but I feel that I have not reached one hundred percent,” Mulenga told Utrecht’s official website.

“This gives me a huge relief. I’m glad I’ve played again. I was called by my national team, but it is not the right thing to do now. The move to play international matches is too big.”

“I’ve now played for the first and I need more time to get back on higher of level play. These friendly matches will help me get that,” he said.

Mulenga is on standby but not on the official 26-man provisional list for Zambia’s 2014 World Cup Group D qualifiers against Sudan and Ghana on June 2 and 9 in Khartoum and Ndola respectively.

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