Football Sport

Dynamos, Power meet to resolve Luchanga future

Conlyde Luchanga.

ROBINSON KUNDA, Lusaka
LUSAKA Dynamos will this week engage Power Dynamos over striker Conlyde Luchanga with the prospects of terminating the player’s two-year loan contract at the Kitwe side.
Dynamos chairman Mofya Chisala said in an interview in Lusaka yesterday that club directors will be travelling to Kitwe to finalise discussions with Power over Luchanga’s return to the capital city.
Chisala said his team wants the best for the player and whatever will be agreed will have to take care of Luchanga’s interests.
Luchanga has indicated that he wants to stay at Power but Chisala said club officials will sit with the player to come up with a common understanding that will be acceptable to both parties.
“We have new sponsors who have bought shares in the club and they don’t want us to be mere participants. We want to compete and with the players that we have already, I know we can do better if we recall our top players,” Chisala said.
He said Dynamos and Power have been enjoying a good working relationship and is confident the issue will be resolved amicably.
“Power have been our very good partners and we have done good business before talk of Billy Mwanza, Alex Namazaba and others. They all went to Power. So we will find a way,” Chisala said.
But Power secretary Ricky Mamfunda insisted that the player will stay in Kitwe.
‘For now I can’t comment. If Dynamos have found a new sponsor that is their internal business, it has nothing to do with us,” Mamfunda said.
Luchanga scored an equaliser in last Saturday’s Samuel ‘Zoom’ Ndhlovu Charity Shield semi-final against Zesco United at Nkoloma Stadium in Lusaka. The match ended 1-1 and Power won 4-2 on penalties.
Meanwhile, Livingstone Pride chairman Sydney Sinkamba said Luchanga should be allowed to remain with Power if it is a club of his choice, DIANA MUTAKAFIMBO reports.
Amateur side Livingstone Pride is a parent club for Luchanga.
Sinkamba said in an interview yesterday that the current happenings will not benefit the player and the sooner the matter is resolved the better for both the player and the nation.
“Luchanga has the right, and must be allowed to be at the club of his choice [Power Dynamos]. This is the only way the boy can be encouraged to perform even better for our country. Let no one block the path before him,” he said.
Sinkamba said administrative issues should not be allowed to affect players but create an enabling environment for players to excel.
“Luchanga is doing his best for Zambian football and it makes us proud. We as administrators on the other hand have a duty to create a good environment for players like him to flourish. This means we need to learn to curb such irregularities in player transfers and sort out matters in a professional manner,” he said.

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