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Mbesuma: There is no Shortage of Football Talent in Zambia

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Chipolopolo legend Collins Mbesuma says Zambia is never short of talented footballers.

Mbesuma believes the only challenge Zambia faces is talent identification and nurturing.

The former Roan United and Portsmouth striker has since organised a youth tournament through his Luanshya based soccer academy to be held from 18th-19th June at Kafubu Stadium.

Mbesuma said 24 junior teams will participate in the tournament among them Young Nkana, Young Zesco United and Young Power.

“We have a lot of football talent in Zambia. The only challenge is talent identification,” Mbesuma told Radio Icengelo on the Copperbelt.

“Talented players are all over even in rural areas but identification is the issue.”

This is the second edition of the junior competition.

“This tournament is an opportunity for players to show their talent,” Mbesuma said.

Mbesuma revealed that he is expecting a scout from Europe to grace the youth tournament.

“We are calling scouts to come and look at the players, especially from under 18 teams. There is a scout from Portugal whom I worked with in Europe who wants to come and watch the competition,” he said.

6 COMMENTS

  1. True Mbesuma. Theres only a severe lack of business skills everywhere in the country. FAZ are just an example of our lack of these skills. They have failed to make the biggest crowd pulling sport a great business success.

  2. It is not about shortages of talent but more about the leadership p
    Of the day. As long as upnd are in power zambia will never win any single competition in football

  3. It is not about shortages of talent but more about the Ieadership p
    Of the day. As long as upnd are in p0wer zambia will never win any single competition in f00tball

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