Mwiya Malumo eyes senior Chipolopolo spot
England based striker Mwiya Malumo has revealed his ambitions to push for a place in the senior national team.
The Zambia U20 national team forward is however focused on the COSAFA U20 championships before pushing for a slot in coach Sven Vandenbroek’s side.
” First of all I have to make sure I do the country proud so I will have to give a good performance at COSAFA then maybe push for a place at the senior National team, ” he said.
His coach Charles Bwale was full of praise for new inclusions in the team who he thinks are very talented.
Bwale roped in Happy hearts wonder kid Golden Mashata, South African based Salifyanji Mugala, Young Buffaloes striker Emmanuel Mwiinde and Patrick Gondwe from Young Nkana.
“We have recalled Andrew Phiri who was with the U17 in Mauritius and we have new inclusions in Mugala, Mashata and Gondwe,” he said.
“If I look at the new inclusions they are talented players. When it comes to jelling they have no problem because they are very skillful and their mental strength is superb and I may try them when we start the tournament,” he added.
Bwale is also happy with the general response from all the 27 players have already reported for camp.
“The response for the players is good especially that we did not even qualify for AFCON. The players are putting in their best,” Bwale said.
The Junior Chipolopolo had their first friendly match this morning and made easy work of Chawama Select beating them 5-1.
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