Innocent Bokosi gets Mozambique trials’ nod


Red Lions chief striker, Innocent Bokosi, has received his employers, Malawi Defence Force’s (MDF) nod to undergo seven-day trials with Mozambican giants, Costa do Sol.

Lions treasurer, Wakisa Kaisi, confirmed Thursday that the 2015 TNM Super League joint-top scorer was likely to leave for Maputo between today and Monday.

“After the trials, we will start contract negotiations. He is just waiting for an air-ticket,” Kaisi said.


Facilitator of the trials, James Nelito Pondamale, confirmed receiving MDF’s blessings for the striker’s trials.

Costa do Sol, according Pondamale, are looking for a big and strong striker capable of regularly scoring.

Bokosi finished as the domestic league’s top scorer with 14 goals, at par with Nyasa Big Bullets’ Chiukepo Msowoya.


Bokosi has the physical presence and composure in front of the goal posts. He, however, can do better in being aggressive and his work-rate is also questionable.

Bokosi did not make the final squad when called for national team trials last July when Malawi hosted Uganda in an Independence Celebrations match at Kamuzu Stadium.

If successful at the star-studded Costa do Sol, who finished as league runners-up last season, Bokosi will be assured of compatriot, Chimango Kayira’s company.

Pondamale has also facilitated trials of Silver Strikers’ Ndaziona Chatsalira and John Banda from Blue Eagles, with Mozambican side Ferroviaro de Nampula.

Mozambique is now the biggest importer of Malawi footballers with over 15 playing their trade in the former Portuguese colony.

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