Mzuzu University (Mzuni) FC has said it will beef up its squad by, among others, signing former Flames striker Russell Mwafulirwa as they target a top-five finish next season.
Mzuni chairperson Albert Mtungambera Harawa said this in an interview with The Nation on Tuesday.
He claimed that they have already approached the gangling forward and he has shown interest to join them.
“Our focus is that we should finish in the top five next season and to achieve that, we resolved to beef up the squad with experienced players such as Russell who is now based here in Mzuzu,” he said.
Harawa said apart from Mwafulirwa, they are also planning to rope in players from relegated Dedza Young Soccer and Fisd Wizards.
“We are still discussing with officials from the two teams and as such, it would be premature to mention names.”
Mwafulirwa, who was Flames top scorer at the 2010 Africa Cup of Nations in Angola with two goals, confirmed that he is willing to relaunch his career at Mzuni.
“I love football and I believe I can still deliver. Once we agree the terms with Mzuni management, I will join them. I will prove to Malawians that I am not a spent force,” he said.
Mwafulirwa last played competitive football at IK Sleipner in Sweden in 2012.
He also had stints with top Swedish side IFK Norrkoping, Jomo Cosmos and Ajax Cape Town in South Africa while on the local scene, he played for Silver Strikers. n