Malawian dribbling wizard for Santos
Posted: 21 November 2007 Time: 10:47 am
One of Malawi’s extremely talented but often overlooked strikers Grant Lungu is reportedly heading to Santos to attend trials, hoping to join the People’s Team during the January transfer window.
Lungu, 2001 Cosafa Under-17 championship winner and leading scorer, left Malawi for South Africa yesterday for the trials, according to his club Big Bullets’ chairman Hassam Jussab.
“We are wishing him all the best as he departs for South Africa. We have no doubt that he will pass,” Jussab told the Malawian press.
The youthful striker, who is capable of dribbling half the length of the pitch, has the rare ability to pass the ball to himself with either his head or foot.
He has won three Super League titles with Big Bullets whom he joined in 2002, a year after single-handedly leading now defunct MDC United to three Cup glories.
Lungu has Champions League experience gained when Bullets reached in the 2004 Champions League group stages after seeing off teams like Orlando Pirates, Zambia’s Zanaco and Uganda’s SC Villa in the preliminary stages.
If successful, Lungu would join his compatriot Tawonga Chimodzi who signed for Santos at the start of the Absa Premier League season.
The Flames striker has also played for the Under-20 national team in the Cosafa Youth championship.