Zambia’s Soccer Players to Play in England

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Zambia’s most popular sport is soccer, and by a long distance. From the days of the legendary Kalusha Bwalya, the country has continually produced a huge crop of talented footballers, the majority of whom play in the South African ABSA Premiership.

While Zambia is not ranked among the best footballing nations in the African continent, it has featured prominently in a series of continental championships, exposing its talent to the rest of the world.

England happens to be the dream destination for footballers, and here we take a look at some of the Zambian players to play in England. The EPL is also the most paying league with Android betting apps like Hollywood bets, due its popularity among football fans.

Robert Earnshaw

Perhaps only a few people knew that Robert Earnshaw has Zambian backgrounds. He played for the Wales national team, but that will not take away the fact that he is Zambian by origin. Earnshaw turned up for West Bromwich Albion in the English Premier League before moving to Norwich, then Derby County later on.

After a bright career in the EPL, he proceeded to the Championship where he played for Nottingham Forest, Cardiff City, and finally, Blackpool. He will be remembered for his goalscoring attributes which saw him earn several match-winning displays for his sides.

Emmanuel Mayuka

The top scorer in the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations tournament is no stranger in the Zambian football scene. He may have done more on the international scene than on club level, but his stint at St. Mary’s with Southampton cannot go unnoticed. He started his professional career in Israel with Maccabi Tel Aviv before moving to Switzerland where he was contracted to Young Boys in the Swiss top tier. Southampton snapped him from Young Boys in the summer of 2012, but he only managed 16 appearances before the Saints loaned him out to Sochaux in France.

Charly Musonda

Charly Musonda’s parents are both Zambian, but he has represented Belgium in the U15 to the U21 setups. He emerged as one of the brightest stars from the Anderlecht’s academy, prompting English giants Chelsea to snap him up at an early age. Chelsea beat strong competition from Manchester City, Real Madrid, Barcelona, and Paris Saint Germain to his signature.

Musonda made his first start for Chelsea in 2017 under Antonio Conte against Arsenal, but he has since been loaned out to several European clubs. He was first sent to Real Betis before being recalled by Conte due to his eye-catching performances for the La Liga side. His next move was a short loan stint with Celtic, before being sent out again on loan to Vitesse in Netherlands where he is currently playing.

Young Chelsea players are finding their feet under coach Frank Lampard, and who knows Musonda could be recalled this January. However, that seems highly unlikely given how competitive the EPL has become, and the crop of well-performing prodigies such as mason Mount, Hudson Odoi, and Tammy Abraham.


2 Responses to Zambia’s Soccer Players to Play in England

  1. it’s better you keep quiet ,I think you don’t know football is Charly musonda a Zambian and Robert , have they featured in Zambia national team,

    January 20, 2020 at 2:46 pm

  2. Its clear the writer knows very little about football. Yes he better keep quiet as he adds nothing to football knowledge or news but just wants to fill up space by copying and pasting from internet pages. And he will be paid for this???
    He thinks Zambian football starts with Kalusha Bwalya a youngster who was brought on the scene by legends such as Zoom Ndlovu. And who was also coached by legends such as Ucar Chitalu and Alex chola.

    Uwateyele Icimpombwa
    January 20, 2020 at 6:36 pm

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