The lanky figure of Heston Munthali is not new on the Malawi soccer arena, his goal-scoring prowess, especially, at club level between 1990s and early 2000s was beyond reproach and easy to notice.
While playing for the now defunct MDC United, the former striker rose to stardom and at some point emerged as the Super League’s top-goal scorer. He used to score fabulous goals.
It was for this reason that, apart from playing for other big local clubs such as Big Bullets and Escom United, the current coach for Nsejjere Southern Region Football Association (SRFA) Premier Division side Blantyre United, managed to play professional football in Denmark and Mauritius.
“It was a wonderful experience to play in foreign countries. I am happy to have reached that far during my soccer career,” he said.
At national level, Munthali played for the Under-20 team before making it into the senior Flames squad. In June 2004, he scored in the Flames’ one-all draw against Morrocco in a 2006 World Cup qualifier.
He started playing soccer at the age of 12 for Bunda Babies.
He also had stints with Conforzi FC and Sucoma FC.