Malawi army promotes Flames star Mbulu to sergeant from rank of corporal

Following his impressive performance with the Malawi national football team, the Flames, in 2022 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualification the Malawi Defence Force (MDF) has promoted  South Africa-based striker  Richard Mbulu from the rank of corporal to sergeant.

Mbulu: Decorated

MDF spokesperson Major Emmanuel Mlelemba confirmed  the promotion, saying  it is purely in recognition of the contribution he made towards the national team’s qualification.

“Mbulu was exemplary and has contributed a lot to the Flames to qualify for Afcon finals,” he said.

Mlelemba said the military believes in motivating its sports personalities “and we are very happy with Mbulu’s performance.”

The Baroka FC striker scored the priceless goal that took the Flames to the promised land following a 1-0 victory over Uganda Cranes at Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre on March 29.

“That was a national cause and management felt he deserved to be rewarded,” said Mlelemba.

Mbulu said he is “delighted” with the promotion, saying its “an encouragement to continue working hard.”

When President Lazarus Chakwera recently hosted the Flames at Kamuzu Palace to congratulate them for their qualification, vice-captain John ‘CJ’ Banda requested that Flames players who work for State security organs such as MDF and Malawi Police Service should be considered for promotion.

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Joni
Joni
29 days ago

Bwana munthu uyu amafunika atafikira pa Staff Sergeant koma osati Sergeant…koma poti mwachaje satafuna mwina koma ntchito anagwira mnyamatayu ndi yayikulu ndithu…yekha 1:0 South Sudan kenaka 1:0 ndi Uganda…kubweretsa/contributed 6points of the the rest…

Piper
Piper
29 days ago

Yap, National service ! Congratulations Richard and to the MDF for the award. Do not just reward those whose National Service is stealing Covid Relief funds and other corrupt malpractices. It stinks 😷

Moya
Moya
1 month ago

Really? What a promotion.

Muguguza
Muguguza
1 month ago

Well done guys

Mapwisi
1 month ago

Koma ku Army kwalowatu chibwana!!!!

Lego
1 month ago
Reply to  Mapwisi

Kwalowa zibwana ku mbali yanji?Nsanje basi,it sounds strange to you but to some of us its not.If you have been following football,do you know Chritopher Katongo a former Zambia National team captain?That will tell you the whole story.

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