Jacob Mulenga extends Liaoning FC contract

Zambia’s 2018 best performing player Jacob Mulenga has signed a one-year contract extension that will see him at Chinese side Liaoning Kaixin until December 2020.

The 35-year-old Zambian Footballer was also handed the captaincy in October last year after becoming a regular scorer at the club.

By December 2018 Mulenga had scored 13 goals in just 21 appearances in the Chinese Soccer league.

He retired from international football in 2015 after missing out on playing for the national side due to a series of injuries.

His last game for Zambia National Soccer team was against Togo in 2014.

Mulenga spent 10 years playing in Europe; firstly campaigning in France for FC Chateauroux in the French Ligue 2 before a short spell with Ligue 1 outfit Strasbourg.

His last European club, Utrecht, denied him a contract extension, a move that forced the former Zambian international to move to China for greener pastures.

His career has long been plagued with injuries which sidelined him for many months at Utrecht and forced him to miss important Zambia fixtures.

         

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