Mwakasungula uncertain over future


Mwakasungula is currently not training with the squad since returning from Malawi last Tuesday.

“I only got to know that I am no longer in the club’s plans when I arrived back last Tuesday after having been with the national team. I went to training and when I got there I was informed that there are some changes to the team and I have to report to the CEO, Leon Prins, who will inform me about where I stand.

“When I went to the CEO, I was then told that I had to be sacrificed to make space for the new Brazilian players brought in by the new coach, Julio Leal.

“So since being informed that I am no longer part of their plans, I haven’t been to training. I am just training alone at the gym for now while waiting to hear from the club what plans they have for me since I am still contracted to them for another season, with an option of a renewal.

“The club has suggested that I be loaned somewhere else and for now I am just waiting on them to see what happens,” says Mwakasungula.

“To be honest I am surprised that things have happened this way at the club, though I hold no grudges with Swallows. I thought that after my first season I would return to prove my true qualities. To be transfer-listed is disturbing, but I just have to respect whatever the club decides for me since I have a contract,” he says.

Mwakasungula arrived at the beginning of last season from Silver Stars in Malawi, but struggled for game time under then coach Ian Gorowa. He made just five starts and five substitute appearances, mostly in the first half of the campaign.

Apparently, the 28-year-old midfielder has been one of three foreign players sacrificed to make way for the three new Brazilian players brought in by new coach Julio Cesar Leal, Igor Alves, Vinicius Da Silva and Davi Rancan.

Zimbabwean striker Evans Gwekwerere has been released to join FC AK, while Zambian striker Songwe Chalwe is headed for Mpumalanga Black Aces.

With another Zambian striker, James Chamanga, having already left for China, three of the four foreign berths opened have all been filled by the Brazilians.