Bullets’ Charles Petro Moldova-bound for trials

Nyasa Big Bullets FC

Nyasa Big Bullets and the Malawi national football team defender, Charles Petro is set to fly out to Moldova for trials at the top-flight team FC Sheriff Tiraspol.

Bullets media team confirmed through a statement on their official website that Petro will leave the country on Tuesday for trials between January 15 and February 15.

The 20 year-old proved to be a prolific defender for Malawi and Bullets as he inspired his club to a Super League championship.

Petro and other youthful players were promoted from the Reserve side and had their debut appearance in the top-flight league as trusted by the expatriate coach, Kalisto Pasuwa.

According to Wikipedia, Moldova is a country between Romania and Ukraine with its economy heavily reliant on agriculture.

FC Sheriff are the Moldova National Division champions based in Tiraspol.

The team was formed in 1996 as Tiras Tiraspol, but was later refounded as Sheriff the following year, taking its name from the company which has since been sponsoring it.

They won their first trophy in the 1998–99 season, during their maiden season in the first division.

Moldova is ranked 175 on Fifa rankings while Malawi is on position 123.

With 18 championship titles, Nine Cups and Seven Super Cups, the team has also played in the UEFA Champions League and bowed out of the UEFA Europa League four times in the group stages.

Meanwhile, Flames team manager, James Sangala has advised the players going for trials and those that have signed outright contracts to work hard as the country depends on their experience they will get from their exposure with foreign teams.

“It is not easy playing away because the native players normally feel they have competitors on their way. So, they do everything possible to frustrate the foreign ones. The secret is working hard and remain focused and they will do it,” he said.

Be Forward Wanderers’ Francisco Madinga left the country last week to Georgia for a two-year deal at FC Dila Gori, while Blue Eagles’ Schumacher Kuwali is returning to Mozambique.

Wanderers’ Dennis Chembezi is in South Africa to try his luck at Polokwane FC masterminded by former Nomad and Flames forward Esau Kanyenda.

Kanyenda had a stint with the side.