Blog: A shout for senior caps
Its another milestone in Zambian football, the u20 have imbued a sense renaissance into nation befuddled by sub-par performances post 2012. So, with all raves heaped on the young guns, who are the most able young guns who can lance a new air into the senior national and in turn revive the senior national team’s fortunes?
Probably the man who changed Zambia’s cause and brought that x-factor to the team. The first game he settled for a berth on the bench. luchanga got the nod, he had an indifferent 30minutes or so and was replaced by the portuguese based playmaker.
Like there has ever being emphasizing ceasing your moments. Banda certainly did that with an outstanding first game, he culminated that by putting Daka through on goal to eventually poke Zambia’s first goal of the tournament.
Its his technical balls that have seen Zambia create, he has that knack to put in the right ball from central midfield. He might be raw on the all-round game but watch out for this gem, he certainly will play for the national team sooner rather than later.
I look at chilufya and he reminds me of Sadio Mane, the liverpool/senegal forward. What Chilufya brings is that tenacity-the ability to chase lost cause(workaholic) and turn them into half chances for the team.
Modern football has revolved more often and now the hipster genre is pressing football. Its all about pressing your opponents into making mistakes and in turn pounce on their foibles and chastise them.
Chilufya is designed for this genre and his knack to pop out with some vital goals from wing is an asset that the national team currently lacks. There is no doubt he’ll be a mainstay in senior national team in the long haul.
Dana is one who’s divided opinions when he got the nod for the senior national team at the expense of tried and tested. But now the perception is swinging after last year’s run at power dynamos and cosafa heroics.
His showing at the just ended tournament has aided/quashed his critics. A poacher, willing runner, never say die attitude-a variety of his game he’s brought to the fore. No doubt his forays into the national teams have being vindicated with his showing over the course of the tournament.
After that showing, there is no doubt there are others who might be worth of a place in the senior national team. But by being considerate to the national team’s kinks/foibles, there is no doubt the aforementioned names could prove the ace in the holes in the long run and medium term.
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