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It’s not madalas

MATHEWS KABAMBA, MUTAKILA MUKUNSA, Kitwe, Lusaka

FORMER Zambia international Noah Chivuta has noted that Zambian players are becoming less marketable in South Africa as a result of some of them failing to make a mark after moving from the Super League. The former Roan United and Kabwe Warriors midfielder, who has featured for a number of South African sides such as Bidvest Wits, SuperSport United, Maritzburg United and Free State Stars, says some Zambian players have the perception that the South Africa Premier Soccer League (PSL) is weak. “Most players that are coming here (South Africa) have the mentality that it is a weaker league, but they find something different,” he said. “Football has become so technical, so if a player never went through a good development structure, it becomes difficult for them to adapt.” Chivuta said it is sad that most Zambian players are not commanding starting positions in the PSL. “The time we were going to South Africa, we wanted to use it as a stepping stone than the players who are going there now, they are like ‘I have arrived’. This is when you see a lot of indiscipline,” he said. “I think players are not being well prepared when they go to foreign leagues. Our record is becoming bad, we are not cementing positions.The only ones dominant now are Nathan [Sinkala at Stellenbosch] and Toaster [Nsabata at Sekhukhune United].” Chivuta has advised striker Friday Samu to hit the ground running at new club Maritzburg because he has been signed to be an impact player. As part of bolstering their squad, Maritzburg have confirmed the arrival of five new CLICK TO READ MORE


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