Mwafulirwa rejoins Swedish club

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Russel Mwafulirwa, the former Jomo Cosmos and Ajax Cape Town striker, has rejoined IFK Norrkoping in Sweden to kickstart his coaching career.

“I am hoping to learn the coaching ropes with the club. They have welcomed me well but all has been put on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic. After the pandemic, I hope to be told the actual role I will be assigned to in the team’s structure,” Mwafulirwa told Times radio.

The Malawian is expected to spend two months with Norrkoping who he played for from 2008 to 2011 before a stint with a lower league side in the Scandinavian country.

Mwafulirwa eventually returned to South Africa but he was unable to revive his career which was further affected by personal problems.

He returned to Malawi in 2014 and signed for top-flight league side Mzuni as a player-coach with little success until he called it quits in 2017.

Mwafulirwa, who signed for Cosmos in 2003 from Silver Strikers, was part of Malawi squad that qualified for the 2010 Africa Cup of Nations finals in Angola, where he was the Flames’ top scorer with two goals in three games.

By Peter Kanjere

FARPost’s Africa Correspondent 

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