Kangwanda, Tembo graduation is dream come true

Duo extols Eden University League as good platform for football development


TIM ZULU writes

JUST as heavy dark rain clouds do not stay over our heads permanently, at some point they do move on and the skies are brighter and so the Eden University National Division One League now see the 2019/20 season golden boot winner Albert Kangwanda and powerful left back defender Gilbert Tembo move up to Premier league sides Zanaco and Zesco United respectively.

Kangwanda the former Kafue Celtic hit man and FAZ/Eden League top scorer with 12 goals says the move to super league glamorous side sensational Zanaco is one sweet dream.

While Zesco Malaiti Rangers stylish left back defender Gilbert Tembo says his move to Zesco United is the best thing ever to have happened in his football career describing it as something he was hoping for.

I a phone interview on the Eden Saturday Football Shown Bizz programme on Joy FM, the duo could not hide their big move excitement and praised the Eden League as best platform to market oneself while encouraging their colleagues never to give up on their dreams.

The 21 year old Kangwanda says he can never think of any better opportunity coming before his eyes than a dream move to Zanaco.

“Every young player always dreams to play for bigger clubs be it locally or abroad and my journey towards that goal begins with my dream move to Zanaco. I am so excited and it is not a secret that am joining one big team in the Zambian premier league in the name of Zanaco, at first I could not believe my eyes when I saw a text message that am heading to Sunset Stadium,” he said.

“Now that it is true, I am ready for my next challenge. Yes I know am young and still growing in my game and it may not be that easy for me to break into the first team, but the fact they (Zanaco) signed me on its an indication that I have something that fits into their bill. I’ll go there with a positive mind and do what i am known for, scoring goals,” said Kangwanda who signed a 1 year 6 months contract with the Chris Kaunda coached side.

And Zesco United-bound left back attractive defender Gilbert Tembo says he has waited for close to 6 years in the lower division to have his super league dream come true.

“Finally my time has come and cannot wait to get going with my new team. Actually ever since I joined Zesco Malaiti Rangers in 2014 one of my targets was to play for a bigger club in Zambia and given my performance last season in the tough Eden league I had a strong feeling something big was coming my way this year and thank God my wishes have finally come true today,” Tembo said.

The 26 year old who has 2 goals to his name in the previous season says he knows the pressure that comes with playing for renowned teams like Zesco United.

“There standards ( Zesco United) are high and they want to keep it that way so I have to handle the pressure and give it my best shot, I am aware too that am joining a side with big names and full of competition so I have to work extra hard to keep my position and have more game time.”


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