Saturday, March 25, 2023

It has always been my dream to play for my country – Mbesuma

Lineker Mbesuma says it is a dream come true for him to represent Zambia following his call up to the Zambia U17 National Team.


The Jomo Cosmos forward says he is eager to play for the Junior Chipolopolo at next month’s Africa Cup of Nations. 

Lineker who is 2012 AFCON winner Collins Mbesuma’s son says he wants to win the continental showpiece with the team and qualify for the World Cup. 

“It feels great, it  has always been my dream to play for my country and it is really an honour to play for my country. I can’t wait to play at the Africa Cup of Nations,” he said.

“It is a bit tough, there is a lot of competition here. My ambition is to win the AFCON and go to the World.” 

“It will be a tough group but we just have to work hard and do our best when we go to AFCON,” he added.

Zambia were drawn in Group B alongside Nigeria, Morocco and neighbours South Africa.

The U17 AFCON will run from April 29 to May 19 and the four semi-finalists of the tournament will qualify for the FIFA World Cup to be played later this year.

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  1. Its a pity that most soccer fans will from the onset compare you with your dad or those of us who saw him in action, your grand dad.
    This is a tall order for you, almost like atlas carrying the entire world on his shoulders..
    My advise is use them as a yard stick, but play and develop your own game.
    Best of luck young man.

  2. Agree with Kasama Boy.

    Just be yourself.
    No Need to prove anything to anyone anywhere.
    Just have a good work ethic and luck will follow you .
    May the Almighty watch over you and your dad!

  3. Well spoken guys. Can only wish the young man well. Build your own legacy. The will always be only one Collin Mbesuma and one Francis Kajiya.

  4. Lineker who’s 2012AFCON Winer Collins Mbesuma’s son?Please come again what are you saying,?English is a problem to me ooo

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