Malawian striker Russell Mwafulirwa insists his new club, Jomo Cosmos will definitely not be relegated and warns all those predicting Ezenkosi’s demise are making a biggest mistake.
Mwafulirwa is back at Cosmos after a three-and-a-half-year spell at Swedish club IFK Norrkoping and is now waiting for the issuing of his permanent residence permit before he plays. In South Africa, he last played for Ajax Cape Town.
“I just want to warn all those making noise about Cosmos getting relegated that they are making a mistake. Right now I feel we have assembled a team capable of standing up to any team in the League, so relegation is the last thing I am stressing,” says the Malawian gangling striker.
“The result against Kaizer Chiefs last night was one step in the right direction and now that we are off the bottom we have to keep on moving up. I am already itching to play and the moment my papers come through I will just jump at the chance that I get to play.”
Mwafulirwa, who is not willing to reveal the length of his contract, finds Cosmos with a shy attack that has scored a mere 13 goals in 16 games but insists he must not be viewed as a saviour.
“I am not the only one who is here to solve the problem of goal-scoring that the team has. What I believe in is that my experience will make a difference on our way to staying up.
“For this season I am just here to make sure Cosmos remains in the PSL which is something that is definitely happening. Come next season then I will start talking about fulfilling personal ambitions like being a top scorer and the like,” says Mwafulirwa.
The towering striker adds that his return to South Africa was motivated by his desire to be with his family, who reside in the country.
“My family stays here in South Africa and wanting to be with my wife and kids are the reasons why I had come back. I had already decided before the expiry of my contract in Sweden that I was coming back as I wasn’t enjoying being away from my family,” he says.