Flames striker Russell Mwafulirwa quietly switched from Swedish top side IFK Norrkoping to that country’s third division team Idrottsklubben Sleipner (IK Sleipner), according to www.soccerway.com
The 29-year-old former Silver Strikers player could not be reached for comment, but the website shows that he moved to Sleipner for free last July. Sleipner were relegated from division two in 2012.
Mwafulirwa, who is among five Sleipner strikers including Kenyan Sunday Eyenga, appears to have registered some goals for the new side, including in 2-1 beating of Gauthiod on August 12 2012. Kent Hellstrom coaches Sleipner.
“It was founded in 1903, and named after Odin’s horse Sleipnir. They are mostly known for winning Allsvenskan in 1938, but have since been overshadowed by local rivals IFK Norrköping both locally and nationally,” reads Wikipedia.
Mwafulirwa is among Flames forgotten players alongside striker Victor Nyirenda who is back on leave from Vietnam first division side Dang Nai.
Another forgotten prospect, Luka Milanzi, is reportedly still at TP Mazembe’s reserves in the Democratic Republic of Congo, but his manager Andre Mtine, on several occasions, refused to comment on the player.
“He called me three months ago and assured me that he was fine and that he would visit home one day, but he was yet to break into the main team due to stiff competition,” said Escom United’s Lawrence Milanzi who is Luka’s cousin.