Mbulu fails to make grade at Zesco FC


Malawi international forward, Richard Mbulu has been unable to make a grade at a Zambian football team Zesco where he went for trials, farPost.co.za has reported. 

Mbulu opted against reviewing his contract with South Africa's DStv Premiership side, Baroka FC following their relegation to the GladAfrica Championship.

Last weekend, the former Mafco striker was among the players taking part in the friendly games Zesco had in Zambia.

Zesco spokesperson Desmond Katongo told FARPost that they were not considering offering the 28-year-old striker a contract.

“We had an interesting four-club tournament which saw a bit of one or two invited players invited to come on board just for the sake of looking at them and trying to see the possibility of bringing them on board.

“We had a good outing during the four-club tournament, and of course, we had Richard Mbulu, who had joined us during this tournament. I think the whole purpose was to assess. We are not looking beyond signing Richard Mbulu," Katongo is quoted by farpost.co.za. 

Earlier this year, Malawi national football team coach, Mario Marinica also dropped Mbulu from the team's assignments. 

Mbulu was not readily available for a comment on his next move. 

The Malawi Defense Force (MDF) soldier joined Baroka from Costa Do Sol in Mozambique. 

He was the 2016 TNM Super League golden boot winner after netting 19 goals.