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Landlord’s’ tenure up – Wada

…says Ronald Kampamba’s planned move timely

By GRACE CHAILE LESOETSA
FORMER Chipolopolo coach Wedson Nyirenda says it was timely for striker Ronald Kampamba to break camp and leave his “Landlord” status at Nkana as he is now mature enough to play in a foreign league.
But Nyirenda has also cautioned the Nkana top man that multi-time African champions TP Mazembe would not be a good destination as he may not have enough game time.
Kampamba last week indicated that he would not renew his contract which ends in June 2021 with the Kitwe giants Nkana. Democratic Republic of Congo giants TP Mazembe are tipped to be interested in the prolific striker.
In an interview, Nyirenda backed the striker’s decision saying it was time that he tested other leagues.
He was confident Kampamba would be an asset at whatever club he would sign for.
“I think Ronald Kampamba has accounted very well for himself in the Zambian league. He has shown that he has what it takes to play in the highest league of Zambia. Unlike many who had left before maturity, Kampamba has hit the mark. And I feel that it is high time he tested other leagues,” Nyirenda said.
He said Kampamba would score more success if he joined a top club in the South African premiere league compared to signing for Mazembe in as much as he would land a lucrative deal.
“While playing for the mighty TP Mazembe would be good financially and at continental level, the long run league won’t be so an advantage to him. He is a player who likes playing games and many games at that,”
“Leagues like PSL and provided he goes to a well organised club would be a good move. This is because PSL is not only well organised but also highly competitive. Europe can even be better for him,” he said.
He advised the striker to continue putting in the best at Nkana to regain his scoring prowess as he looks elsewhere.
Nkana Chief Executive Officer Charles Chakatazya said they would not block the player if he wanted to go before or after the contract.
Kampamba, who joined Nkana in 2010 then left in 2015 for brief spells at Wadi Degla in Egypt and Belgian side Lierse SK. He returned to Nkana in June 2016.

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