The 2007 Faz Young Footballer of The Year says he has no hard feelings about only playing bit-part in Zambia’s proceedings in Ghana over the last fortnight of Group C action.
“It (My first Africa Cup outing) was OK and I can’t complain much,” Mayuka said.
Mayuka played just 20 minutes at the Africa Cup in the dying minutes of Zambia’s opening Group C match against Sudan that Patrick Phiri’s team won 3-0.
And he almost created Zambia’s fourth goal in that game with a sublime flick in the 88th minute for Jacob Mulenga to power a header that brought out a one-hand parry from Sudan goalkeeper Mahjoub El Moez.
“I am a little bit disappointed I didn’t play as much and I wish I could have played as much as I would have wanted,” Mayuka said.
Mayuka however added that he found the level of the game at the Africa Cup at a higher plane but also an interesting experience.
Mayuka also said the pre-tournament training camp on the road that took the team to Spain and North Africa was another challenging experience where Zambia played friendly matches against Andalusia-select in Spain, Tunisia and Morocco.
“I enjoyed it but the game against Morocco (that we lost 2-0) was very tough,” sad the 18-year-old and Warriors’ 2007 season top scorer who scored 15 goals in all competition during his first full season with the Railwaymen.
And getting back to the business of a prospective move abroad, Mayuka said for now his focus was on Warriors but was ready for any move to Europe.
Local newspaper on Tuesday reported that Portuguese giants Sporting Lisbon and their northern rivals Porto are said to have expressed interest in the promising Zambia junior international forward.
“I am concentrating on Warriors but if an offer comes I will move to Europe,” Mayuka said but refusing to be drawn into the latest news coming from Portugal.