George Mandu reveals why he chose Arrows… Seven years after joining the Airmen
Midfielder George Mandu joined Red Arrows in 2013 after having a fantastic Zone 6 tournament in 2012 where Zambia won silver after losing in the final to South Africa.
Mandu made his first appearance for the Airmen in a 1-0 win against Napsa at Woodlands stadium and he made his home debut against Mufulira wanderers, Coach Matthews Phiri gave him his home debut and his first start.
Mandu told the ZamFoot Crew in an interview that his time at Nkoloma Stadium and
“My time at Arrows has been full of mixed emotions, Good moments and not so good moments but all in all I love it here at Arrows. I had many offers after the 2012 Zone 6 games but I decided to join Red Arrows because the coach at the time George Lwandamina promised me game time and that he would help me develop,” Mandu said.
“I also thought about the opportunity for employment at Arrows of which I got and am a Soldier now. At first, it was not Easy joining a Super League team from the lower league team. From an Academy to a professional team, it was difficult to settle down but with the help of senior players who were encouraging me weather I was in or out of the team, I Slowly started settling in thanks to the people I hard around me.”
“At the time coach George Lwandamina was the coach and I learned a lot from him and the senior players around,” he added.
Mandu told the ZamFoot Crew that the 3-0 win this season away at Shinde is his best game as he put in a great shift such that the home fans started cheering for him.
“My favorite game in Red Arrows colors was this season 3-0 win against Mufulira wanderers at Shinde, I was unplayable on the day and the Mighty fans where off there sits whenever I got on the ball.”
“And for the future, I want to help the Airmen win a league title and play continental football, I would also love to get back to representing my country putting on the Green and Orange is every players dream..and I would one day love to go play in a foreign country and want to achieve more in my career,” He added.
George Mandu has been at Red Arrows for 7years having arrived in 2013 from K-Stars though he is yet to find the back of the net for the Airmen.
The former Zambia U-20 midfielder has shown glimpses of the great quality that he posses and with more hard work he can easily cement his place in Chisi Mbewe’s Red Arrows.
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