Moses Phiri opens up about his time in Portugal
Sensational Zanaco striker Moses Phiri returned to Sunset Stadium in February after four and half years away from Sunset Stadium.
The former National Assembly striker spent three years of that time in Portugal first playing for Académico Viseu and later Covilhã.
The ZamFoot Crew caught up with the 26-year-old to talk about his time in Europe and how different it was.
“I really enjoyed my time in Portugal and I learned a lot of in terms of understanding football,” he said.
“There were many different things I found there in terms of being a professional football player what you have to do, how you should stay with your fans, and what you have to do individually without being told by the coaching staff,” he added.
Phiri says players going to Europe should learn how they expect players to act for them to last long.
“First the infrastructure says it all. The pitches can motivate you to play football.. and there is a lot of things which you have to understand individually which you won’t be told for you to play better football so the moment you reach there they already assume that you already know what a professional football player should do and behave before and after the game they don’t teach you… so if you’re with people who played abroad and there here in Zambia you have to learn quickly because you will be chased just in two weeks (laughs).”
Phiri was Zanaco’s first-choice striker before his departure to Portugal and captain for Team Kopala, Buildcon after he returned home in 2018.
This season on his return to Sunset Stadium he has already netted twice against Red Arrows and his former club Buildcon.
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