Last Saturday, during the “El Kopala” derby between Nkana and Power Dynamoes Lawrence Mulenga the Dynamoes goal keeper left everyone bewildered as he put up a man of the match performance with some brilliant reflexes and superb saves.
It was a master class performance that left the red side of Kitwe cursing this young goalkeeper.
He is not new to the game and has risen through the ranks having been notably part of the 2015 under 20 Africa Cup Zambian side that had the likes of current team mates Benson Sakala,Larry Bwalya and Dave Daka. The squad also included Mangani Banda,Patson Daka,Harrison Chisala,Lubambo Musonda,Spencer Sautu among others.
Mulenga would also be part of the zambian squad for the under 23 AFCON later in the year 2015 which had the likes of Ronald Sate Sate Kampamba,Toaster Nsabata,Martin Phiri,Salulani Phiri, Billy Mutale, John Chingandu and many others. In all these tournaments he was always on the sidelines.
The former Blue Bullets academy shot stopper would again be on the sidelines at the 2016 Cosafa under 20 were Zambia came out victorious with the famous trio of Enock Mwepu,Patson Daka and Fashion Sakala pulling the strings.
The young goalkeeper has been patient and at a very young age he found himself as the first choice goalkeeper for Kabwe Warriors.
His timely move to Power Dynamoes in 2018 saw him take the first choice position in goal for the injured Joshua Titima and immediately his heroics were discovered by Zambia National Team Coach Sven Vandebroeck who gave him some call ups before he made his international debut on 11th september, 2018 in a friendly against Gabon which Zambia won 1-0 playing the last 25 minutes and putting up a descent shift.
Definitely there are greater things to come for this young goalkeeper.
Name:Lawrence Tresford Mulenga
Previous Clubs:Blue Bullets,Kabwe Warriors
Current Club:Power Dynamoes