Flames striker Richard Mbulu is looking forward to playing in the South African Absa Premiership next season after signing for Baroka FC last week.
The former Costal Do Sol (Mozambique) striker signed a three-year contract with the Limpopo-based side and cannot wait to compete in one of the biggest leagues in Africa.
Speaking to KickOff.com after scoring in Malawi’s impressive 3-0 win over Seychelles in Group B of the Cosafa Cup, the 25-year-old said he is aware of the pressure in the Premier Soccer League (PSL).
“I know the PSL. It’s one of the biggest moves in my career, I’m looking forward to competing against top players. It’s a very competitive environment and as a player you need to work hard,” he said.
Mbulu revealed what Baroka told him when he went for trials before impressing them and completing his move to the Telkom Knockout champions.
“When I had trials with them, they told me they wanted to beef up their striking force and I believe I impressed them. I will contribute my skills to the club.”
Mbulu in his last season in the Mozambican league scored nine goals in 30 matches.
Sports journalist-cum-football administrator Kalvin Moyo said the Flames stand to benefit from Mbulu’s move.
“The South African top league is more advanced than the Mozambican Mocambola League. So, obviously it is a plus .His career as a player also stands to excel,” he said.
On his part, Football Association of Malawi (FAM) president Walter Nyamilandu described Mbulu as a hot property.
“It’s not easy to secure a professional deal in South Africa or overseas. We are delighted with his exploits and we hope that he will continue to shine,” he said.—Kickoff/nation