Bilton Musonda has hailed his nephew Charly Musonda Jr’s recent competitive debut for English Premier League side Chelsea.
Charly, 20, the son of former Zambia star Charles Musonda, on Sunday featured for Chelsea when they lost to Arsenal in the Community Shield final.
The youngster was introduced in the 82nd minute as the Blues lost 4-1 to Arsenal on penalties after a 1-1 draw.
In an interview, Bilton said the Musonda family was proud of his elder brother’s son.
“It’s long over due to see the young boy being introduced in the main Chelsea team. He is a talented boy, we have all seen him,” the Green Buffaloes coach said.
“We were waiting for him to start playing for Chelsea. We hope and trust he is going to keep that position and do well in his football career,” Musonda said.
The Belgian attacking midfielder has just returned to Chelsea after a loan spell at Spanish side Real Betis.
“We are very proud of the boy. It is very fortunate to have someone playing in the EPL and especially for Chelsea. You can play in Europe but the type of a team you are playing for matters,” he said.