Edward ‘Tiger’ Chilufya set to attend trials in Sweden
CAF Under-20 Africa Cup of Nations star Edward ‘Tiger’ Chilufya has been invited to attend at Swedish top flight side Djurgardens IF, the ZamFoot Crew can exclusively reveal.
ZamFoot Crew’s Nicholas Chola understands that the 17 year old will spend a month at the Allsvenkan club and will leave in April once his he get his visa.
The Mpande Academy winger cum midfielder was one of the three players who scored 4 goals at the tournament.
He movement in the final third was a marvel to watch and has led to comparisons to with the late Timothy Mwitwa.
He scored a brace in that 6-1 demolishing of Mali and settled the nerves with an extra time goal against South Africa in the semi finals. He also scored in the final against Senegal.
Its been crazy 12 months or so for the boy from Kasama and former Mungwi Technical High school pupil.
After being spotted and groomed at Mpande Academy, the youngest member of the Zambia Under-20 forced his way into a usually Lusaka and Copperbelt Junior Chipolopolo side.
While he started on the peripheral, Chilufya ended up starting the Cosafa Cup final against South Africa in December.
With Chrispine Sakulanda tipped to start ahead of him in the opening match of the CAF Under-20 Africa Cup of Nations against Guinea, coach Beston Chambeshi handed him a shock starting berth and since then he hasn’t looked back.
Though he might end up at Chambeshi’s Lumwana Radiants as he can’t join a European club untill September when he turns 18, the boy from Kasama is definately Euro bound.
He has been singled out by a host of agents and scouts as one of the players to watch.
For Mpande Youth Academy, it is a matter of choosing the best offer as lucrative offer trick in for the highly rated youngster.
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