Kafoteka, Russell now eye Thailand

Malawi national football team (Flames) vice-captain Elvis Kafoteka’s prospective move to a Vietnam side has fallen out and he and Russell Mwafulirwa are now linked with a possible move to Thailand.

The news comes just a few days after another Flames forward, Esau Kanyenda, turned down an offer from another Vietnam club Navibank Saigon.

Kafoteka and Kanyenda have been in Vietnam for two weeks on club-hunting with their agent Gibby Kibirige.

Kafoteka, 34, said in an interview that Mwafulirwa is also linked with a move to Thailand.

He said Mwafulirwa, who has a contract offer on his table from struggling South African Premier Soccer League (PSL) side Jomo Cosmos, is expected to travel to Thailand later this week.

“Basically, the offers from the Vietnamese club were not tempting and my manager Gibby has decided to cast the net wider.

“I am still in Vietnam, but my agent [Kibirige] is now in talks with a certain Thai club that has shown interest to sign me and Russell and we are just waiting for the outcome,” said Kafoteka who is still contracted to Rwandan top league side APR.

However, Kafoteka dismissed suggestions that it is getting tough for him to find a club in Asia.

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