Chiukepo Msowoya hangs up his boots

By Chisomo Phiri

Former Malawi National Football Team striker Chiukepo Msowoya has announced his retirement from active football.

The player has made the announcement of his retirement through his official Facebook page.

“I have had the privilege to be a professional football player for almost 20 years now and I feel incredibly thankful for the opportunity.


“It has been an amazing journey filled with unforgettable moments and emotions. I want to thank the Malawi National Team and all the Clubs that I have played for, the coaches who supported me, plus team-mates who have become friends.

“Special thanks must go to my family members and my closest friends. They have been a part of my journey from day one and have given me so much love and support, through the good times and the bad. God has been faithful throughout my journey,” reads the Facebook statement in part.

It concludes:”Thank you to all my fans who have shown me so much love no matter the circumstances and no matter which club I was representing.

“Now I am  looking forward to everything that is in front of me with my  wifeand my beautiful daughters, but you can be sure that you will hear from me from time to time on my social media channel
God bless you all.”

His retirement comes few weeks after he was released by Mighty Mukuru Wanderers.

Msowoya has played for several clubs including Bullets, Wanderers and defunct Escom United on the domestic scene.

He also played for Orlando Pirates, Golden Arrows (both in South Africa),  APR FC in Rwanda and Desportivon Maculmana in Mozambique.

Msowoya will be remembered for scoring the winning goal as Malawi beat Egypt 1-0 at Kamuzu Stadium in 2008.

He was also part of the Flames squad at the 2010 Africa Cup of Nations finals in Angola.