Ex-Zambia striker Masauso Tembo has praised Chipolopolo coach Wedson Nyirenda for giving the national teams’ attack a refreshing look.
2017 has seen Zambia’s attacking fortunes improve following Nyirenda’s bold decision to phase out stalwarts Collins Mbesuma and Winston Kalengo.
Nyirenda began the year by drafting Brian Mwila and Justin Shonga into the fold and later promoted Under-20 midfielder Enock Mwepu.
He also recalled Patson Daka who has not disappointed in his second Chipolopolo coming.
“We have an attack–minded coach and he was a lethal number 9 in his time, so we wouldn’t be surprised by the goals coming the way they are,” said Tembo.
“I think we are heading in the right direction especially with the fusing in of the Under-20 boys. I think I would give them two years for the team to get well.”
Striker Mwila has ended the year as Chipolopolo’s top scorer on 8 goals followed by Shonga with 6 while Daka and Mwepu have two and one goal each.
Tembo, a veteran of the 1998 and 2000 AFCON, is currently assistant coach to ex-Zambia midfielder Perry Mutapa at Forest Rangers.
Mutapa and Tembo initially guided Lusaka Dynamos to promotion in 2015 after the club spent five years in Division 1.