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Malawian joins Kenyan giants Gor Mahia

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Meck Mwase

Former Malawi under-20 national football team striker Andrew Malisero Numero has signed a three-year deal with Kenyan giants Gor Mahia-becoming the first Malawian to play for the club.

According to www.goal.com, Malisero becomes the third foreigner to be unveiled at the club in the current transfer window after Betrand Konfor and Tito Okello.

“Andrew Malisero becomes the first Malawian to play for Gor Mahia after penning a three-year deal,” www.goal.com reported on Thursday.

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“Andrew can play both as an attacking midfielder and striker will provide much needed attacking options to the team.”

Malisero, who was part of the Junior Flames in 2018, joined Mahia from African Warriors of South Africa.

Malisero said he was excited to sign for the Kenyan giants.

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“It is a dream come true for me. I have played in Kenya for seven years for lower league teams but I knew that one day I will join a big club. I will continue working hard to achieve more,” Malisero said.

The Kenyan giants are in rebuilding exercise in anticipation of a better campaign in the 2020/21 Caf Champions League. In domestic football, Malisero played for Sure Stream Academy and Ndirande Icons.

Malawi national football team coach Meck Mwase, who was in charge of the Flames under-20 in 2018, said it was a good move for the youngster.

“I have always said the sky is the limit for a hard worker. Malisero is one of the players with potential and he is the next big thing. We want more Malawian players to play for big clubs,” Mwase said.

Mahia knocked out Nyasa Big Bullets from the 2018 Caf Champions League 4-3 on post-match penalties. The two teams played out to a 1-1 draw on aggregate.

Local football analyst, Enos Chatama said Malisero would gain exposure in the Kenyan Premier League.

“He is still young and he will learn a lot of things. Malisero is a good player and if nurtured well he will do well for the Flames in future,” Chatama said.

Malawi has more players in the Premier Soccer League (PSL) in South Africa, namely; Gabadinho Mhango, Richard Mbulu, Gerald Phiri Junior, Khuda Muyaba, Robert Ng’ambi and Limbikani Mzava.

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