Former Nyasa Big Bullets defender Charles Petro scored his first league goal to inspire Moldovan top league club FC Sheriff Tiraspol to a 4-1 thrashing of Petrocub on Wednesday.
The Flames international defender scored the last goal in the 64th minute after Gabrijel Boban’s double in the 27th and 42nd and Frank Casteneda’s in the 60th minute.
Petrocub scored the consolation goal in the 52nd minute through Dan Tarz.
In an interview, Petro, who is now playing as a midfielder, said the goal was a boost to his ambition of playing in top European leagues.
“I am happy to score as I would like to play for big European clubs,” he said.
Currently, Sheriff Tiraspol are leading the 10-team league with 24 points from eight teams.
They have also gone seven consecutive games without conceding a goal.
Malawi national football team coach Meck Mwase in an interview with The Daily Times last week said he was impressed with the 19-year-old player for securing his place in the team.
“It is not easy for a Malawian player to walk straight into a starting line-up just after a few games. I remember talking to Petro when he was featured as substitute not to worry, but work hard if he was to secure a place in the line-up,” he said.
Petro signed for the team in February this year after undergoing month-long trials