Man of the Match Mbulu finds his scoring boots

Richard Mbulu

South African Premiership side Baroka FC's faith in Malawian burly forward Richard Mbulu appears to be paying off.

After finishing the previous season without finding the back of the net, the former Mafco player has been on fire scoring thrice in two matches. Mbulu opened his scoring account with a lone, winning goal in Baroka's opening league match against Maritzburg.

The last two goals came in Baroka's 3-1 away win to Black Leopards on Tuesday night.

Mbulu first pounced barely a minute into the match when he headed a floating ball into the net before netting his second and his side's third the 44th minute.

His stellar perfomance earned him the Man-of-the-Match accolade

"Its good for me because last season I was struggling with getting goals, so I just want to thank God and my friends who kept pushing me; my cousin Gerald Phiri, my wife and my family. 

"Before the game the coach just told me, go there and play when you get a chance use it. That's how I scored two goals," he said in a post-match interview.

The Malawian striker won the golden boot award in the TNM Super League in 2016 after netting 19 goals for army side Mafco.

He then moved to Mozambique to join Costa Do Sol on his way to Portugal where he played for Clube AD Sanjoanense before rejoining the Mozambican club.

He moved to Baroka but struggled for game time as he kept firing blanks.