Feature: Dream team’s forgotten Boys
One of the greatest Chinese philosophers, Lao Tzu, said, ‘ to see a thing in seed is true genius.’
That was definitely the case when Beston trued arguably the newest golden generation to conquering Africa and be the best performing African team at FIFA U20 world cup in Seoul, South Korea this year.
So, with that in mind here the deuce-ace kids who’ve impressed or revitalised their career and ensued on from their U20 exploits to the local league.
Chrispin Sakulanda – A tangential figure in Zambia’s U20 Afcon triumph early this year, the gold medallist U20 star career seemed to have halted when he was left out of the U20 FIFA world cup squad and coach Wilson Mwale then preferring experienced Kanema.
Things looked gloomy for the youngster.
But after the promoting of Chinama as head coach and Wilson given new role as technical director, the spry winger has worked his way into the squad and scored some crucial goals in the process and Mighty are counting on him to duck relegation.
Solomon Sakala – ‘Captain Solo’ as he was habitually referred to on that cruise, has being one of the most consistent and arguably with most game time of all the clan.
The medium sized defender has being a vital component in the pensioner’s renaissance and his versatility has being very much appreciated with the coaches deploying him in a variety of roles.
Probably the most impressive U20 star in the local league and one to keep an eye as Zambia’s eyes and plans shift to Morocco early next year where the country will compete at its second CHAN appearance.
Harrison Chisala – Much like Sakulanda, Harrison was also a martyr of the deluxe of the golden generation squad and coach Beston Chambeshi temerity to create the right hodgepodge.
But what he couldn’t get under Chambeshi at the national team age group side he is getting at CHILATA.
The attacking midfielder, unlike his fellow cohorts, Munchindu and Nyondo, has fixed his name in Chambeshi’s plan and is getting a fair share of game time and impressing.
There has being here and there cameos for some of remnants from the golden generation in the local league but there is no qualm it’s the tercet aforementioned that have set the bar and foremost in minutes played.
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