Bad news is emanating from South Africa where more Flames players are being offloaded as clubs are clearing out players ahead of next season.
The latest victim is Flames midfield workhorse Dave Banda who has parted ways with Black Leopards.
According to kickoff.com, the former Red Lions player joins Thabang Maluleke, Sandile Leping, Siphiwe Mkhonza, Benedict Vilakazi and Edward Tshabalala who have all been released.
The Flames midfielder made history after becoming the first ever serving Malawi Defence Force (MDF) soldier to play professional football after his employers gave him two year unpaid leave to join Black Leopards FC in November last year.
The midfielder was expected to be back at the expiry of his two-year contract with the club.
But just eight months into the contract, he has been released.
Early this year, Leopards also offloaded on and off Flames striker Grant Lungu who has since joined Bullets FC.
However, defender Harry Nyirenda has survived the latest chopping.
Banda joins other Flames players Moses Chavula, Elvis Kafoteka and Russell Mwafulirwa who are all clubless.
Midfielder Jacob Ngwira and defender Sankhani Mkandawire are also uncertain about their future following their team's financial stance that has seen it off loading players.
The two players, who are in the country, are yet to know their future after the club told them they would communicate on their future.
But as the others are returning from South Africa some are hoping back.
Rejuvenated midfielder Joseph Kamwendo was Thursday concluding negotiations with Mamelodi Sundowns.
"Sundowns have been monitoring Kamwendo and a deal may happen, but we will have to wait until at least Wednesday morning to find out if it goes through but I see no reason why it cannot," kickoff reported Thursday.
But Sundowns spokesperson asked for more time to confirm the deal.
"I think you must call me around 8:30pm ... I have to check something first," he said.