Zambia U20 Player Focus: Enock Mwepu
A new king of Assists is born in Zambian football in Enock Mwepu. A lot of soccer fans have described him as the new and replacement of Issac ‘Gatuso’ Chansa. Indeed Mwepu, is a top drawer midfielder who is headed for greatness.
Name: Enock Mwepu
Date of Birth: 1 January 1998.
Place of Birth: Chambishi, Kitwe.
Nickname: Computer (My friends call me computer because I think like a genius and act before I make move with the ball.
He is a versatile midfielder playing both in the attacking role and defensive role. However, Mwepu looks more comfortable playing high up the midfield just behind the main striker as was the case against the Amajita in a game he scored a goal. With all the skills that he has, he has a perfect height to tackle aearial threats both when attacking and defending.
He came on the scene as the lanky winger for the Zambia U17 national team class of 2015 that made a historic qualification to the Africa Cup of Nations tournament.
He is almost certain of a starting berth on Beston Chambeshi’s congested midfield selection list after a great performance at the U20 Cosafa tournaent in South Africa where he scored a goal and made two assists.
Under 20 jersey Number:11
2003-2011: Grade 1-9 Chambishi primary school from (2003-11) and later completed his grade 12 at Chambishi Secondary school in 2014..
Started career: Mwepu played with chambishi Rising and youth academy before moving to kafue in 2014-15. His young brother Francis Mwepu is an u17 international striker.
Previous clubs: June 2015 Power Dynamostill the end of 2015 season
Current club: On Loan to Napsa stars from Kafue Celtic
Dream club: Real Madrid
Role Model: Yaya Toure
Goals scored in career: About 40
2016 season goals in ZSL: Three
Honours: COSAFA gold medal winner and his attributes was seen as he emerged the man of the match in a COSAFA CUP final day Zambia beat south Africa last year in December.
Achievement: Participated in Under 17 Afcon in Niger. Currently with Zambia under 20 squad.
Quote: “I am ready for the Afcon and want to help my team qualify tothe World Cup”.
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