Nyasa Big Bullets Reserves attacker Patrick Mwaungulu is expected to undergo trials at Spanish semi-professional second division side Velez CF later this month.
Bullets chief executive officer Suzgo Nyirenda confirmed yesterday that the European club has invited the 19-year-old for three months of training and assessment.
“The club got wind of Mwaungulu’s performance from scouts in the southern African region and they would like to observe him,” he said.
“At present, some processes such as acquiring police clearance, Covid-19 tests and visa are being done.
“If Velez will be happy with the player, we will enter into negotiations.”
Mwaungulu’s impressive performance was instrumental in helping Bullets Reserves’ to win four silverware in the country’s second-tier Southern Region Football League Premier Division in the just-ended season.
He won the golden boot in the ThumbsUp Southern Region Football League and won the Player of the Tournament accolade in the Aubrey Dimba Trophy in Mchinji.
He also steered his team to glory in the PowerStart Tayale Top 8 and the Nyasa Capital Finance Cup.
On his part, Mwaungulu said he is ready for the overseas challenge.
“I know it will not be an easy task to impress, but I am determined to fulfil my dream of playing overseas,” he said.
Reserves coach Enos Chatama described Mwaungulu’s trials prospects as a big opportunity for both the player and the country.
“This is a big opportunity for Mwaungulu and Malawi football. I urge him to work hard during the trials and I plead with all Malawians to keep him in prayers because undergoing trials does not mean striking a deal,” he said.
The letter of invitation for trials from the Spanish club, signed by director of football and vice-president Magnus Pehrsson, indicates that the player is supposed to be on trials from January 7 to March 31 2022. “Valez CF will bear all costs of all expenses, including flights, insurances, accommodation and meals during his stay in Spain,” reads the letter in part.