Napsa Stars: Situmbeko and Lungu in, Sunzu out as Makwaza gets confirmation
Super league side Napsa Stars football club have signed eleven new players including 2011 Super league top goalscorer Luka ‘Ichowa’ Lungu. Club media and public relations officer confirmed the development in a press statement.
The players signed are seven foreigners and four Zambians. Bernard Mapili and Julius ‘Koko Master’ Situmbeko have been acquired on loan while the other nine players have all penned long term deals.
The Club confirmed the derpature of five players namely Chitiya Mususu, Chitoshi Mukuma, Solomon Sakala, Yourember Banda and Collins Sikombe. The Club has also released fourteen players including veteran Maunga Kabuku.
The management of the ‘pensioners’ has also confirmed Linos Makwaza as the new head coach after finishing last season as acting head coach with Dabwiso Nkhoma and Harry Milanzi as his assistants.
Former captain Donwell Yobe has also been elevated to assistant coach.
The new players acquired on permanent transfers include:
Luka Lungu (Power Dynamos FC), Salim Dunga (City of Lusaka FC from Kenya), Tidiane Kone (Rayon Sports in Rwanda from Mali)
Hakim Senkumba (Kampala City Council – Uganda), Nsiala Mawete Guyve (RC Kinshasa), Konga-Konga Oma (Racing Club Etoili), Kasashi Lupiya (Zesco United)
Chiteta Kwalombota (Real Nakonde), Shawn Odure (Real Nakonde)
Julius Situmbeko (Zanaco) and Bernard Mapili (Zesco United)
Players who have left the club include
Chitiya Mususu and Chitoshi Mukuma (Zanaco), Solomon Sakala (Zesco United), Youremeber Banda (Green Buffaloes),
Collins Sikombe (Lusaka Dynamos FC)
The following players have been released following the expiry of their contracts; Maunga Kabuku, Manasseh Soko, Signs Chibambo, Musonda Mambwe, Lewis Musonda, Derrick Mwansa, Sydney Kasanda, Clement Mundia, Maybin Phiri, Morgan Phiri, Ngosa Sunzu, Martin Tembo, Fred Musinde, Lyson Thole
Head coach: Linos Makwaza
Assistants: Dabwitso Nkhoma, Harry Milanzi, Donewell Yobe
Goalkeeper coach: Lameck Nyangu
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