Mzuzu University Football Club (Mzuni) has admitted they are keen to sign former Malawi national team goal-poacher Russell Mwafulirwa only if the veteran striker can prove his fitness before the next season kicks-off in April, the team’s chairperson has confirmed.
Local media and social network have been recently awash with rumours that the students’ side had acquired veteran former national team talisman striker whose career has been belied by injuries.
Mzuni FC chairperson Mtungumbera Harawa said Mwafulirwa has shown interest in joining the club and that he is currently training with their side.
“As you know Russell is coming back from a serious knee injury and we are ready and keen to take him in the squad but only if he can prove his fitness for us and that he is match fit,” Harawa said.
He further said the former flames striker would add the much needed experience and guidance for the young and upcoming strikers that they have in their squad.
Harawa added that Mwafulirwa was not the only player that they are looking at, as they are also scouting in the lower leagues like the Simama premier league for new blood to biff up their strong squad they have.
“We already have a good strong squad that helped us survive last season. Knowing that the league will be tougher we are biffing up the squad with fresh talented players especially from the Simama premier league,” he said.
Harawa also said preparations for birding new blood into the squad was underway as this is important in allowing new players to get used to the first team players ahead of the kick-off of the league.
Mzuni escaped the drop from the top flight league by virtue of having a superior goal-difference ahead of their fellow rookies Dedza Young Soccer Saints in the last game of the season.
The 15 club top flight league is set to kick-off on the 9th of April with Mzuni Fc being one of three clubs based in the north, army outfits Chilumba Barracks and Moyale Barracks make up the other two.