Mbesuma still in contention for the national team – Micho

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As they say, form is temporary and class is permanent, the same goes for Zambia veteran striker in Colin Mbesuma, who at the age of 36 is still banging in the goals for University of Pretoria in the GladAfrica Championship.

Mbesuma is fourth on the second-tier league top scores charts with 10 goals, only four behind leader, Abednigo Mosiatlhaga of Ajax and according to local Zambia media reports, the former Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates hitman is in contention for national team selection.

“His skill is strong, and he is doing very well presently at Pretoria University. Looking at everything I could just say he is still in contention for the national team in a way,” said ‘Chipolopolo’ head coach ‘Micho’ as quoted by Lusaka Times.

“Everything need to be on merit and deserved, not gifted or awarded. Any player that satisfies the criteria and standards that we are setting will be taken into consideration,” – Micho. Picture: AmaTuks.

Mbesuma recently announced that he is open to a Chipolopolo return. “I am still available if needed. I feel there is something I can still offer at the national team.

“I am doing well in my career and scoring goals. This season I managed to score 10 goals and I am sure I can play a part and help the national team,” said Mbesuma.

The AmaTuks striker won the 2012 Afcon title with Zambia and last played for his country back in 2017, netting two goals in the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers under the leadership of coach Wedson Nyirenda.

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By Tokelo Martin Mokhesi 

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