By Osward Hamanyuma Jnr
It’s a story of a boy who left many Zambians filled with hope, a boy who successfully conquered Africa. He left the whole of the continent in awe After putting up an excellent performance at the 2012 Africa cup of nations.
It was his decline which left many disappointed after a stint in Israel, England, France and Egypt but he has been given a second chance to rekindle his seemingly dying career and his name is Emmanuel Mayuka.
Mayuka played his first preseason game for Green Buffaloes against Kansanshi Dynamos in Kafue, he was a busybody in that match even though he did not score any goal.
Green Buffaloes has release Chipili Mungule who has joined National Assembly, George Ngoma is training with Nkwazi and Emmanuel Phiri joined Kansanshi Dynamos and has continued to show faith in Mayuka and he will be competing with Friday Samu for a place in starting eleven.
The 28 year old will be playing his first competitive football season since he left Egyptian side Zamaleck in 2017 though he was with Israeli Hapoel Ra’anana after he left the Egyptian giants, he only played 5 games for Hapoel Ra’anana.
It will be a confidence booster if the 2012 AFCON Golden shoe winner score at least twice in the opening 7 games, this will give him the steam and thirst for more goal going forward the season.
Green Buffaloes will start their season away in Kitwe were they will be playing Nkana FC.