Flames players that will impress at the ongoing Cosafa Cup stand a chance to be spotted by South African top-flight league clubs who have raided Durban in search of talent.
Football Association of Malawi (FAM) competitions and communications director Gomezgani Zakazaka yesterday said Bidvest Wits, Orlando Pirates and Mamelodi Sundowns are some of the teams that are scouting for talent at the regional showpiece.
“Gavin Hunt [Wits coach] is here to do the scouting for himself, so it is up to the players to rise to the occasion,” he said.
“Apparently, Sundowns and Pirates made enquiries about Richard Mbulu, but he has already been signed by their fellow PSL side Baroka FC.”
Over the years, the Cosafa Cup has helped players such as Jones Nkhwazi, Esau Kanyenda, Atusaye Nyondo and Joseph Kamwendo to secure deals with South African teams.
Flames left-back Precious Sambani said the availability of scouts at the tournament is a source of inspiration.
“It is through such tournaments that one gets spotted by either agents or coaches and as players, we are doing all we can to get spotted,” he said.
The Flames are in Group B alongside Namibia’s Brave Warriors, Mozambique’s Mambas and the Pirates of Seychelles.