By Wami Katanga
The 2019/20 season is approaching its mid stages and it has not been short of the finest talents that have displayed their flair.
After change in the season calendar year pattern from March-December format to the August-May format, ZSL clubs went in the last transfer market looking to strengthen their sides ahead of the new season but transfer movements were limited as most of the player’s contracts were still valid having been signed under with the previous format.
However, teams still managed to delve into the the market despite the hardships in getting their preferred recruits and we look at some of the most outstanding players that inked deals at new clubs in the last transfer market.
Player – Current Club – Previous Club
Idris Mbombo 🇨🇩 – Nkana – Al Hilal 🇸🇩
The 26-year old striker left Nkana after a successful season in which he managed to score 25 goals in all competitions earning him a purported big-money move to Sudanese giants Al Hilal Omdurman.
However, he returned to Chilata just a season after his departure and he has continued from where he stopped in the 2018 season as he has netted 8 goals in the league so far putting him in the running for the top scorers award.
Thabani Kamusoko 🇿🇼 – Zesco United – Yanga SC 🇹🇿
His move to the defending champions was met with heavy criticism even before he made his first appearance for the club with many having doubted his capability because of his age.
The 31-year old Zimbabwean international has however proved his critics wrong in his debut season at the club as he has put up some dazzling displays for Zega Mambo on their way to winning their opening nine league fixtures and progression into the group stage of the CAF Champions League.
Kamusoko has contributed a couple of assists while also finding his name on the scoresheet three times, one of those being a last gasp leveler against his former Yanga in a pre-group stage encounter of the Champions League that ended 1-all.
Ziyo Tembo – Zanaco – Al Shoulla SC 🇸🇦
Captain fantastic, is what they call him and he has not being short of that phrase on his return to Sunset Stadium having left for the Middle-East a year earlier.
Zanaco struggled defensively last season and opted to bring back their long-serving captain and dependable defender in Tembo, who has stood firm in the Sensational backline while also helping out in attack with important goals in the 1-0 Charity Shield win over Zesco United and the Confed Cup Pre-group stage 5-1 smashing of Equato-Guinean side Cano Sport in which he scored a brace at home.
Elias Maguri 🇹🇿 – Nakambala Leopards – Unattached
The 28-year old striker has been the light in the Sugar Boys struggling start to the 2019/20 campaign, his debut in the league.
Maguri has been one of the most prolific marksmen this season as he managed to score four times in four appearances for Nakambala who lie in 16 spot on ZSL table.
Harun Shakava 🇰🇪 – Nkana – Gor Mahia 🇰🇪
The tall and lanky centre-half endured a shaky start to his career with the 12-time champions whom he joined as a free agent the following the expiry of his deal with Gor Mahia and has started establishing himself in the Nkana backline.
Shakava who is plays alongside compatriot and former K’ogalo teammate Musa Mohamed, has managed to hold down his place in the starting eleven, unsettling Ghanaian Richard Ocran.
Who is your signing so far this season?