By Mercy Chewe
FAZ President Andrew Kamanga is impressed with the performance of foreign based Zambian players.
In his weekly column, Kamanga said Zambian players in foreign leagues made tremendous steps in 2021.
He named striker Patson Daka of Leicester, Enock Mwepu of Brighton & Albion, Rangers striker Fashion Sakala, striker Augustine Mulenga, keeper Toaster Nsabata and Gamphani Lungu as some players doing fine.
Kamanga said the good performance of players in foreign leagues and in the local league gives him confidence that Zambia will excel in 2022.
“We are also happy to look back on the tremendous steps made by some of our players in foreign leagues in 2021. We saw three of our Chipolopolo players break into top leagues in Europe with Patson Daka (Leicester), Enock Mwepu (Brighton& Albion) breaking into the English Premiership League while Fashion Sakala headed to Scotland (Glasgow Rangers),” Kamanga wrote.
“The form of players like Edward Chilufya and Emmanuel Banda in Sweden (both Djurgardens) with the two Kangwas in Russia (Arsenal Tula), Kings and Evans gives us belief that our team will morph into a strong force. We have other players doing very well on the African continent like in South Africa where Augustine Mulenga, Toaster Nsabata, Gamphani Lungu while Clatous Chama in Morocco and Tandi Mwape are also striking the postures.”
Kamanga added:”Domestically, we can also take pride in some strides our local players are making in our league confirming the MTN Super League as being among the top in Africa. Ultimately, we hope that the new Chipolopolo coach will make the best out of these players in building a strong squad.”