Napsa Stars coach Mohammed Fathi says he is not surprised that striker Tapson Kaseba delivered a brace on his debut.
Kaseba made a shock move to second placed Napsa from league leaders Green Eagles on January 17 on a one-year loan deal.
The Chipolopolo striker made an immediate impact with two goals and an assist just 24 hours after he was officially unveiled in a 4-0 home win over second from bottom Mufulira Wanderers in Lusaka.
“This is why we brought him to Napsa because I know Tapson’s quality and I expect a lot from him,” Fathi said.
“I know he won’t let us down, he is a national team player and for me he is at that professional level so I am sure he is going to have a bright future at the club.”
Collins Sikombe put Napsa ahead from a Kaseba assist in the 20th minute and ten minutes later the new boy struck before Doisy Soko put them 3-0 into halftime in the 38th minute.
Kaseba completed the rout in stoppage time to send Napsa up from third to second on 35 points, one point behind Eagles at the end of round eighteen.
The 2009 COSAFA Cup final hero, who scored Zambia’s goal in the 1-0 win over Botswana in Durban last July, now has four league goals this season after netting another two at Eagles.
Kaseba was the second highest scorer in the 2018 on 19 goals, one behind Golden Boot winner that season ,Idris Mbombo.
He followed that up in the short 2019 transitional season that run from January to June, with five goals.
By Kalumiana Kalumiana
FARpost’s Zambian Correspondent