Rising attacker Francisco Madinga has opened up on how he is finding his feet in far-flung Eastern European nation of Georgia, where he settled recently after penning a contract with Dila Gori FC.
The former Be Forward Wanderers player on Sunday said he was still adapting to life at the top-flight Erovnuli Liga team.
“I have started training and played in one friendly match so it is still early day. I am even yet to attend a medical. The season is on break and it the league [Erovnuli Liga] will kick off next month,” he said.
Gori spotted Madinga through their agent Avi Zioni after reportedly watching him play for Malawi under-20 national team at the Cosafa Championship in Zambia last year.
Madinga has joined Gori alongside the likes of 25-year-old midfielder Marco Summer.
Madinga was, alongside Vincent Nyangulu and Babatunde Adepoju and Felix Zulu, among few bright lights in a hugely underperforming Wanderers side that finished the 2019 season trophy-less.
The season in Georgia runs from March 1 to December 31. Gori will open the season away to Torpedo Kutaisi on March 1.
Based in Gori, the club was established in 1949 and won its first ever league championship in 2015.
Gori also compete in Uefa Champions League.
Georgia was part of Soviet Union but gained independence in the 1980s. Georgia FA became Fifa member in 1992.