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Lionel Asu hails teammate Muhammad Sulumba

Mighty Wanderers Cameroonian striker Lionel Asu has doffed a off for his striking partner Muhammad Sulumba for his impressive performance at the Cosafa Cup in South Africa.

Sulumba, playing his debut competitive game for the Flames, scored with a bullet header to equalise after Malawi had messed things up through a Lucky Malata 10th minute own goal.

The goal came from a corner kick which Sulumba won after his long-range volley was parried by Mozambican goalkeeper.

Commenting on his teammate’s performance, Asu said Sulumba has the potential to clinch a deal in South Africa.

“Sulumba is a promising player for the Malawi squad,” Asu said. “I was very happy when he scored yesterday (Monday).”

Asu said he would not be surprised if a South African club ends up signing the former Blantyre United player.

“But if Sulumba moves out from Malawi, he is going to be a very dangerous striker.

He has the capability,” he said.

Despite his impressive performance in open play, Sulumba messed up the night when he had his penalty saved by Mozambican goalkeeper.

This would eventually, seal Malawi’s fate as Mozambaque grabbed the winner.

“Unfortunately, he lost concentration at the end,” Asu said.

On Malawi’s performance, Asu said the Flames had all the chances of progressing to the semi-final, but were let down by lack of coordination and communication.

“I have noted that Malawian football depends too much on strikers,” he said.

“Malawi play-makers and wingers don’t make themselves available in the box to help strikers.”

Asu also bemoaned lack of communication in defence that led to Malawi conceding two own-goals.

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