The 2016 TNM Super League Golden Boot winner Richard Mbulu has said he is settling down well at Clube de Desportos da Costa do Sol of Mozambique.
In an interview from Mozambique, the former Mafco marksman said he was looking forward to a new lease of life at the Mocambola side.
“I have travelled to South Africa with the team for pre-season camp. I only spent a day in Maputo before flying to South Africa for the camp,” he said.
Mbulu said his target was to improve on his performance and earn first-11 place in the Flames.
“I am enjoying my stay here at Costa do Sol, but the most important thing is to make sure I can up my game and be a Flames regular,” he said.
His manager David Gulaimfa said Mbulu was capable of becoming a super star at the Mozambique side.
“Remember, he was supposed to join a Portuguese side. Unfortunately, because of Malawi’s poor Fifa ranking, he needs to play at least professional football for a year before he can move to Portugal,” he said.
“The plan is that he will play for Costa do SoL for a season and then join the Portuguese side in 2018.”
Though, underrated at national team level, Mbulu took the 2016 season by storm, winning the Presidential Cup Golden Boot with 18 goals.
To prove that this was no fluke, Mbulu went on to win the TNM Super League top goal-scorer award with 19 goals, outsmarting experienced strikers such as Nyasa Big Bullets’ Chiukepo Msowoya and Be Forward Wanderers’ Peter Wadabwa.
Blessed with lightning speed, good positioning, dribbling skills and aerial prowess, Mbulu was a thorn in the flesh for Super League giants Wanderers, Silver Strikers and Big Bullets. n