Former Chipolopolo striker James Chamanga has set two targets he wants to attain with Red Arrows this term.
The 40-year-old returned to Zambia in 2019 after a decade and a half abroad that took him from South Africa to China.
Chamanga has not disappointed since his return and is contender for the 2019 /2020 Golden Boot on 11 goals, tied at the top with Jesse Were of Zesco United.
No Zambian player has won the Golden Boot since Zesco striker Winston Kalengo won it in 2015.
“It is a privilege to be a top goal scorer in a season and this is our country and I will give everything and my very best to see where I can end,” Chamanga said.
“And if I take it, it will be a blessing for my country for the young ones to learn especially to learn from one of their own countrymen.”
Chamanga who was top goal scorer in the 2007/08 PSL season with 14 goals for Moroka Swallows added that he hopes his goals will help Arrows finish in the top four for them to qualify for continental football next season.
Arrows are currently sixth on the FAZ Super Division table on 32 points, six points behind Zesco United who currently occupy the fourth slot with 13 games left before the continental qualifying positions are decided.
First and second earn CAF Champions League berths while third and fourth play in the CAF Confederation Cup.
“I spoke from the beginning of the season that I will push them to qualify to the CAF Champions League. That is my hope and prayer so I just keep hoping and praying that God can continue blessing me and the team,” he said.
“My prayer is they qualify because there is so much talent in the Red Arrows team and that they can express themselves at the highest level and do the business, “concluded the former Swallows man.
By Kalumiana Kalumiana
FARPost’s Zambia Correspondent