Godfrey Ngwenya opens up about working with Herve Renard
The Power Dynamos midfield ace was a surprise inclusion in the Chipolopolo squad back in 2012 for a friendly match against the Warriors of Zimbabwe.
The then Chipolopolo Boys coach Herve Renard handed the Kalonga High School pupil his first senior national team call up at the tender age of 16. Ngwenya was included in the Frenchman’s 24-man squad to face Zimbabwe on August 8 at Levy Mwanawasa Stadium.
The call up came after the teenager impressed at the Airtel Rising Star tournament in Lusaka that same year.
Eight years later, The former Kabwe Warriors midfielder has opened up about working with the 2012 AFCON winning gaffer and his high demands.
“Working under Renard was a great experience in my career, he taught me a lot as a young upcoming player and he opened a lot of doors for most of the young players. He demanded a lot from every player and I believe he has contributed to what I am today,” Ngwenya told the ZamFoot Crew in an exclusive interview
Ngwenya is currently on the books of Power Dynamos despite missing the last one year due to injury. The son of late Kabwe Warriors coach Dick Ngwenya has played with a number of brilliant players like Larry Bwalya and Idriss Ilunga Mbombo who he believes makes playing alongside them very easy because of their quality.
“I have played with great players and it is difficult for me to say who has been the best partner. Alex Ngo’nga and Idris Mbombo are the two strikers that will make you work easy because of the great runs they make upfront. For midfielders, I would say Lameck Kafwaya, Benson Sakala, and Larry Bwalya will make your work easy because of the great skills and talents they possess,” he said.
Ngwenya underwent specialized knee surgery treatment at Fortis Hospital in New Delhi, India about a year ago and is now fully fit and ready to get back to the pitch.
The MTN/FAZ Super League is expected to return in mid-July with Power Dynamos looking to continue their hunt for a top-four finish. When the league came to a halt back in March, Abayellow had played 24 games and amassed 37 points and sitting on 9th place on the log.
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