United Kingdom-based Malawian Pearson Mwanyongo has signed for National League side Boston United.
He joins the fifth tier side from Solihull Moors after an impressive 2016-2017 season, according to Boston Standard newspaper.
“The 24-year-old attacker scored 19 goals in 31 appearances for Evo-Stik Division One South outfit Gresley FC to earn his move to the National League midway through the 2016-2017 campaign.
“The in-demand winger, who was welcomed by assistant manager Karl Hawley, had previously enjoyed a trial spell in Sky Bet League 2 with Grimsby Town ahead of his eventual move to Solihull.
“Mwanyongo is United’s sixth new signing of the closed season, following on from the recruitment of goalkeeper George Willis, defenders Bradley Beatson and Jack Cowgill, midfielder Jamie McGuire and striker Tyrell Waite.”
Meanwhile, Mwanyongo, who left Malawi at the age of seven, says he is interested in representing Malawi’s Flames.
Commenting on how he has managed to rise from the lowest division to the fifth in the 22-tire English football system, he said: “The game is fast and physical. I struggled when I was young because I was always small. But I got used to it the older I got.”
Reflecting on Mwanyongo’s arrival, United coach Adam Murray said: “Pearson went to a League 2 club on trial during last season, but Solihull pipped them to his signature.
“It did not quite work out for him at Solihull, but he is hungry to prove a point. He’s an exciting winger who wants to go past people and create and score goals.
“Pearson is a skilful player who endeavours to get people off their seats and it gives us another attacking threat.”
Meanwhile, Football Association of Malawi (FAM) has said it will track down Mwanyongo.
“I have instructed the technical committee to track down the player and see what we can do [for him] to join the Flames. We need such players not just to help the Flames but also to act a s role models for our up-and-coming players. They need to know that they can make it this far in football career,” said FAM general secretary Alfred Gunda. n