Representing Zambia a dream come true for Mwiya Malumo… As he targets becoming a regular for the Copper Bullets
England based striker Mwiya Malumo is targeting become a regular for the Copper Bullets either at U-23 or senior level.
The former Wigan Athletic forward was part of the Charles Bwale tutored U-20 national team that finished fourth in the 2018 COSAFA tournament.
Malumo told the ZamFoot Crew in an exclusive interview that he has enjoyed every time he has played for his country so far in front of the fans which has always been his dream.
“The experience was great, I enjoyed my time in Zambia and being involved representing my country was an honor to play for my country and it has always been a dream of mine to play for my colors and in front of the Zambian people,” Mwiya said from his base in England.
Something I really want to push for is to be a regular for the Zambian National team if that’s with the U23’s or even being around the senior team but this will be my plan and goal to be with the national team again
The lanky forward made his name at Wigan Athletic with their youth team scoring a whopping 25 goals in the 2017/18 season despite a number of frustrating injuries.
The numbers got the attention of the then Zambia U-20 coach Charles Bwale who roped him into his side. The striker made his debut for the U-20 on 11th May when he came on as a second-half substitute in a 2019 Niger U20 AFCON qualifier against Rwanda and scored his first goal on May 19th when Zambia played to a 1-1 draw with Rwanda at Nkoloma Stadium.
He was also part of the U-23 final qualifying round squad for the 2019 U-23 AFCON despite not taking part in the two-legged tie against Congo in Brazzaville.
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