Wedson Nyirenda is keen so as to add Belgium-born Chelsea starlet Charly Musonda to his Zambia squad as he appears to construct a formidable unit forward of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.
Nyirenda has overseen a powerful transformation for the nationwide facet since taking cost again in September, and has discarded a number of the squad’s elder statesmen in favour of the nation’s subsequent technology of stars.
The daring transfer has sparked a startling revival in fortunes for Chipolopolo, who completed a reputable second in a troublesome Group B of the 2018 World Cup qualifiers – forward of each Cameroon and Algeria.
Now, with an eye fixed on the Nations Cup in Cameroon, Nyirenda is satisfied that the addition of Belgium U-21 worldwide Musonda would additional increase his fledgling outfit.
“That boy is extremely proficient, he is a good star,” Nyirenda informed KweséESPN. “I feel he can slot in our philosophy.
“He’s a marvellous participant and if we are able to get him then sure, he can be an important a part of the staff.”
Nevertheless, Zambia already tried to lure Musonda in 2016, and the coach has acknowledged the challenges which have accompanied his makes an attempt to recruit this precocious expertise.
“We’ve got conflicting studies over the problem of his nationality, as a result of sure, his dad and mom are from right here however the boys had been born in Belgium,” Nyirenda continued.
“If you find yourself studying some European texts they seek advice from him as Belgian U21 worldwide, so it has been just a little bit difficult for us to only say ‘right here we’re’.”
Zambia’s latest successes underneath Nyirenda embrace back-to-back victories over North African giants Algeria in September, whereas additionally they ran Nigeria shut earlier than finally shedding 1-Zero in Kano.
Former U-20 stars Enoch Mwepu, Style Sakala and Patson Daka have made a seamless transition to the senior staff, and whereas different former youth internationals such Emmanuel Banda and Edward Chilufya are ready within the wings.
Musonda, who made 24 La Liga appearances whereas on mortgage with Actual Betis over the past two seasons, could be a precious addition to this proficient collective.
He is performed twice for Chelsea within the Premier League this time period – each instances instead – and scored his first aim for Chelsea in a Carabao Cup third-round conflict in opposition to Nottingham Forest in September, incomes some measured reward from coach Antonio Conte.
“He is a proficient participant and he has to proceed on this method and when there may be the chance to assist us he should do that,” the Italian coach informed journalists, as per the Metro.