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Comment || Charles Zulu’s return an added advantage

Sensational Zanaco winger Charles Zulu’s eminent return to action the bankers is an added advantage.  Zulu suffered an injury while attending trials in Switzerland for a possible switch to Europe.

Zulu,20 impressed Luzern but suffered an unfortunate fate of an injury after he had even done medicals.

Charles Zulu doing medicals in Switzerland early this year

This was the third time the pacey winger was attending trials in Europe after he had earlier attended trials at Spanish side Elche in 2015 and 2016 in France.

Zulu has alot of pace and he uses to his advantage, something Nkana defender and 2012 AFCON winner Joseph Musonda can testify to after the youngster took him to the cleaners last year during a Barclays cup semi-final encounter. In that match Zulu made 2 assists with great runs and crosses.

Charles Zulu leaves Joseph Musonda for dead during a Barclays cup semi-final encounter in 2016

He has matured as a player.  Well he needs to work for his position in the squad because Enerst Mbewe and Augustine Mulenga have been outstanding in his absence. Their performances have even caught the eye of national team head coach Wedson Nyirenda who has been calling them for national duty.

Another winger has been added to the mix in Julius Situmbeko who joined the bankers from Power Dynamos for a reported fee of around $20 000.

13 Comments to Comment || Charles Zulu’s return an added advantage

  1. Welcome back Charlie Zulu. hoping to see tou torment defenders.


    I remember great Kalu also suffered the same fate after He was crudely tackled by Peter Chikwempe of the then Strike Rovers at Musa Kasonka stadium but after recuperation He came out to be a better player. If I can recall Kalu was around the same age. I hope and trust that Charles Zulu will mature into a quality player because for me He is the best speedy winger I have seen in a long time, I think after Peter”Libya” Kaumba and Timothy “Teacher” Mwitwa.

    • Pungwa says:

      With him on the right and Shonga on the left, we can have proper wingers – dribblers !


        Pungwa when I saw this boy I was very excited for I had never seen a complete winger like him in Zambia for a long time…. I have never watched Shonga for a long time but I saw He has a good leg…..We need these guys very much to boost our national team.

    • Sibs says:

      Truth SELENIKO TWIKALE. I see you from old school like some of us. I remember Strike Rovers very well and that Kalu injury by Peter. I was in Junior High Sch then. Klau was out for almost a year. But when he came back he was still taking on defenders at faster pace and wicked dribbles. I have never watched this Zulu boy but if he can be something in the making of ‘Teacher’ Mwitwa, Peter ” Toshack” “Abelaya” Kaumba then its good for Zambia because we no longer have wing play in our National team. Its been dead for a while.

      We used to sit on the left side of the pitch those days just to see Kalu in motion.


        Sibs those were good old days when our players used to play with pride and us soccer fans used to have all the faith in them…… i remember in 1985 at old demolished Dag when mighty was playing against Power”Muchofe vs Kalu” twapulile pacipunda I remember abena railway store our money….but we managed to get into the field….with all the kids of rich people like Mr mwanawasa, Mr mokola, Mr chiwama, Mr Mulenga etc….those were days of Kajiyas and Kawilos…. I enjoyed that game especially where Muchofe was whovering his legs over the ball more than ten times to get past great Kalu.. I agree with you “we don’t have wing play in our national team”

  3. SLIM says:

    The drawback is obviously his dwarfy stature. He suffered a career ending injury and no wonder the Swiss backed out!


      SLIM that is not a problem Meci, Maradona, Roberto Carlos, Ronaldhinio, Pele, Romario all are and were short players some not even stocky but they were and are a pain to defenders the thing is skill and pace, there are lot of qualified physical trainers who can shape him up.

      • Anita says:

        Stature is important in football, not all small players make it to the top. If Sate Sate had a big stature he would have been in Europe up to now.

        • Pungwa says:

          For wing play, you can get away with such stature as long as you are fast and skillfull. Gianfranco Zola is an example.

    • Tc Soccerman says:

      N’golo Kante!

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