FC Metz profile new signing Mayuka
In search of a striker to strengthen the forward line, FC Metz found the lucky few hours of the close of the transfer market! The Ligue 2 leaders set their sights on Zambian international Emmanuel Mayuka who has committed to FC Metz for three seasons.
The most savvy football fans will remember his name, in fact, the new Metz striker played one season in Ligue 1, during 2013-2014 under the Sochaux. He also played in the Premier League for Southampton, the striker has traveled a lot during his young career.
He also established himself in Switzerland at Young Boys Bern where he played for two seasons, and in Israel for Maccabi Tel Aviv for two years also. Emmanuel Mayuka has since participated in a whopping five European games.
The striker has also played for the national team. At only 24 years, he has played 45 times for the Zambia and won the African Cup of Nations in 2012 coming out as joint top scorer. That alone!
For the first time in his career, the former teammate Sadio Mané starts a new challenge in his career by moving second division club for the first time. No doubt the new striker will take to heart his new challenge in France and, hopefully, find the net!
THE FORM Emmanuel Mayuka
Born: November 21, 1990 in Kabwe (ZAM)
Height: 178 cm
Weight: 72 kg
Awards: Winner of the African Cup of Nations (Zambia, 2012), co-top scorer in the Cup of Nations Africa (Zambia, 2012)
Career: Southampton (2014-2015, ANG, 5 matches) FC Sochaux-Montbéliard (2013-2014, 21 games, 4 goals), Southampton (2012-2013 ANG, 11 matches), Young Boys Berne (2010-2012, SUI, 62 matches, 20 goals), Maccabi Tel Aviv (2008-2010, ISR, 57 matches, 15 goals), Kabwe Warrios (2006-2008, ZAM, 26 games, 7 goals).
Selections: 45 A with Zambia, 10 goals.
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