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With a relatively small footprint on the international stage, it’s always big news when a Zambian footballer signs with a top international club. Today, we’re going to take a look at some of these individuals and other rising Zambian stars across international football
First up is Patson Daka, who recently joined the top club Leicester City in the English Premier League. Patson rose up through the youth system in Zambia, playing for Kafue Celtic – eventually joining Red Bull Salzburg’s reserves in 2017. This move to Leicester is a massive one for Daka, and despite a recent hamstring scare, we’re excited to see what waves he can make in top-flight English football.
This list cannot continue without a mention of Enock Mwepu who rose to the challenge and joined Brighton & Hove Albion as another rising Zambian star. Sadly, the 24-year old has been forced to retire from international football after 6 appearances for his club due to a hereditary heart condition. Despite how sad it is, Enock did accomplish his dream of reaching Premier League football and is an example that all aspiring young Zambian footballers should look to for inspiration.
Fashion Sakala plays as a forward for Rangers in the Scottish Premier League and has scored 4 goals with 4 assists in his 14 appearances this season. After returning from the World Cup break he has been in incredible form, earning the trust of new manager Michael Beale who had previously worked with him in the Gerrard era. Sakala is looking like a brand-new player and we’re excited to see where his career goes from here.
Edward Chilufya is a 23-year old rising star currently playing for Danish Superliga club Midtjylland. Despite not having much of an impact as of yet, it’ll be interesting to see where Edward’s career takes him. Midtjylland currently sit mid-table in Superliga, and we’re hoping that Edward gets more game time, more chances to hit the back of the net and shine as Zambia’s next big international striker.
There are many other young rising Zambian stars across international football that you can follow, including Lameck Banda, Kalusha Bwalya and Alex Chola – all with promising careers on the global stage. If you’re interested in following and betting on any of these Zambian stars, join Betway and you’ll find the latest fixtures across all of their leagues, from Superliga to the Scottish Premier League.
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