Absa Premiership

Micho heralds Mulenga signing

2018-02-05 17:14
Augustine Mulenga.(Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Milutin Sredojevic expects Zambian forward Augustine Mulenga to make a big impact at Orlando Pirates after turning down several other offers from other clubs.

Mulenga, Zambia's reigning Player of the Season, was signed by Pirates last week and is expected to arrive this week after returning to Zambia from the Chan tournament in Morocco in order to sort out his paperwork.

Sredojevic, well-travelled across Africa, revealed he has had his eye on Mulenag for some time and is thrilled to have him on board at Pirates where he expects the player to make a major impact in the PSL.

"I belong to those people on the continent who not only love African football but also witness how kids are growing on our continent‚" he was quoted saying by TimesLive.

"And I remember him when he was with Nkwazi FC‚ and have seen how he played in the Champions League with Zanaco.

"I have followed him‚ even when he has had the hardest thing in his life when Zambia played Nigeria in a World Cup qualifier. I don’t know whether you have read this – God forbid he lost a kid‚ a daughter."

Having fought off other suitors for Mulenga's signature, Sredojevic says the Zambian international will be warmly welcomed at the Soweto club.

"He had many destinations to choose from. I know clubs in France wanted him‚ clubs in North Africa. But he chose to come to us.

"We are welcoming him in our family. And the Orlando Pirates football family has a very accommodative big space and big heart for everyone.

"And we expect that with the amount of talent shown in the last match where he played against Ivory Coast in Chan (when he netted a brace)‚ that South African football lovers are looking to see something in that fashion.

"His arrival as the best player from Zambia at present is an asset to our (SA) football‚ an asset to us as a team. And we are looking that he will add value to the team."

 

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