By MICHAEL MIYOBA
NKANA FC’s quest to prepare for the CAF Champions League suffered a huge set-back after midfielder, Kelvin Mubanga Kampamba ditched the 2019/2020 FAZ Super Division Champions for their rivals Zesco United.
Kampamba, 23, has been one of the most exciting mid- fielders to grace the Zambian game in recent years and his move to Zesco is a huge set-back for Nkana who are still serving a FIFA ban which prevents them from signing any players.
The Zambian international midfielder, has signed a two- year pre-contract agreement with the eight-time Super League champions subject to completing medicals.
Zesco United’s communications manager Desmond Katongo confirmed that the Ndola giants were delighted to announce the signing of Kelvin Kampamba from Nkana.
Kampamba rose through the game having found his feet at Miseshi Blue Stars Soccer Academy in Kitwe.
In 2012, Kampamba spent six-months at Kitwe United before joining Lime Hotspurs, whom he helped to win promotion to the Super Division.
Kampamba finally burst onto the domestic scene in 2013 after signing for Nkana where he spent two seasons before switching to Nkana’s cross town rivals, Power Dynamos where he spent three years before returning to the Wusakile boys in 2018.
And Zesco United’s Technical Chairman, Peter Mutale described Kampamba as an exciting player who will bring creativity and depth to their midfield.
Mutale said Kampamba agreed personal terms with Zesco United and his contract is set to come into effect on January 1, 2020.
Kampamba has described his move to Zesco United as dream come true.
Kampamba becomes the third player unveiled by Zesco United following the signing of Bruce Musakanya and Lazarus Phiri from Red Arrows and Green Eagles respectively.
Meanwhile, NAPSA Stars have strengthened their squad with the acquisition of Kenyan and former Tusker Football Club striker, Timothy Otieno.
Club Board chairperson Greg Nsofu disclosed that Otieno, who is 2019/2020 Kenyan Premier League top scorer with 14 goals has signed a three-year perma- nent deal with the pensioners.
And ZANACO Football Club has signed three youth midfielders, the club’s Public Relations Manager Martha Nshimbi confirmed.
Ex- Zambia Under-20 international Albert Kangwanda, 21 has penned a one-year deal from Kafue Celtic while 20-year-old Abraham Siankombo from Police College has penned a three-year contract.
Zanaco has also signed former Young Chipolopolo midfielder Obino Chisala who has penned a three-year deal from Happy Hearts.
By MICHAEL MIYOBA