I wanted to fulfill my fathers’ dream…Mwenya Chibwe talks playing for Zambia
South Africa born Zambian goalkeeper Cyril Chibwe Mwenya completed his passport formalities seven months ago to officially be eligible to play for the Zambia national team.
Chibwe was eligible to play for Zambia and his country of birth South Africa and having received call ups from both teams, Chibwe chose to represent his father’s country, which is Zambia.
The ZamFoot Crew caught up with Chibwe to discuss the reasons behind his decision to represent Zambia and his life with the Copper Bullets so far.
The 26-year-old revealed that he chose Zambia to fulfill his fathers’ dream.
“My roots are in Zambia having both my parents born there and I also wanted to fulfill my fathers’ dream of playing for the national team which he never got to do in his playing days,” Chibwe told the ZamFoot Crew in an exclusive interview.
The Polokwane City goal minder made his Chipolopolo debut on October 13th, 2019 in a friendly match away against Benin that finished 2-2 in Cotonou.
Chibwe came on in the 79th minute to replace Green Eagles goalkeeper Sebastian Mwange with Zambia leading 2-1 at that point.
The former FC Platinum and Jomo Cosmos goalkeeper says its honor to play for Zambia.
“I was excited and honored to be called up, the atmosphere was electrifying and nerve-wracking, to be honest, and the players gave me a very warm welcome,” he said.
Chibwe is one of the top ten goalkeepers in the PSL. This season he has played 9 games keeping three clean sheets and only conceding 9 goals.
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