UD Songo chases Flames goalkeeper
Mozambican giants UD Songo have expressed interest in signing Silver Strikers and Flames goalkeeper Brighton Munthali in January.
Munthali, who signed a contract extension until 2023 recently, is expected to go for trials in Mozambique next month.
In an interview Sunday, Silver Strikers Chief Executive Officer Thokozani Chimbali confirmed the development.
“Songo have expressed interest in Brighton; so, we gave them the green light to assess him in January. If he impresses during the trials, we will discuss the deal with the club,” he said.
The former Surestream Academy (defunct) goalkeeper is one of the highly rated goalkeepers for the national team. However, Munthali has made a slow start to the season having been relegated to the substitutes’ bench in the opening six matches of the season. Youth goalkeeper Charles Thom, formerly of Dwangwa United, has started in all the opening six matches. Munthali was not readily available for his comment Sunday.
Munthali joined the Reserve Bank of Malawi (RBM)-sponsored side from Wizards in 2016 alongside midfielder Levison Maganizo, Thuso Paipi, Mark Fodya and goalkeeper Steven Micheta, who is now a third-choice goalkeeper at Silver.
In his career at Silver, Munthali has won the Airtel Top 8 Cup twice in 2017 and 2019.
In 2017, he was voted as Player of the Tournament in the competition.
But Munthali has never won the TNM Super League title since he joined the club as the Central Bankers have gone more than five consecutive years without winning it.
The Mocambola League giants already have two Malawian players namely Flames captain John CJ Banda and Schumacher Kuwali.
But veteran midfielder Frank Banda rejoined Silver after spending three years with the Mozambican outfit whereas goalkeeper Charles Swini joined Civil Service United after the expiry of his contract.