By Mabvuto Kambuwe:
The take-off of burly striker Muhammad Sulumba’s TNM Super League career was so quick, but certainly that is not the case with the landing.
Sulumba—who played for Blantyre United, Nyasa Big Bullets, Be Forward Wanderers, the Flames and Polokwane City in South Africa Premier League—he is now having to start from scratch.
Released by Polokwane and Bullets, Sulumba—the big forward who has pace, aggression, heading ability but with suspect finishing— is undergoing trials at Silver Strikers ahead of the new season.
Sulumba started training with Silver as they regrouped on Tuesday. The team’s assistant coach, Peter Mgangira, confirmed the striker’s presence at the Lilongwe side.
“He is not the only player who is training with us. We have several players training with us,” Mgangira said.
Sulumba Wednesday said he hopes to impress Silver.
“It is true that I am undergoing the trials at Silver but there is nothing concrete at the moment. I will comment more after finalising everything,” Sulumba said
If successful at Silver, Sulumba would fight for places with Ghanaian Michael Teteh, Khuda Muyaba, Mphatso Philimon and Green Harawa.
The striker shot into the limelight when he joined Wanderers on loan before crossing the floor to Bullets.
Silver hope to mount a serious TNM Super League title challenge next season, having gone five years without winning the championship.
Recently, Silver general secretary, Lawrence Yobe, indicated they would sign three players before the start of the season.