BY FORTUNE MBELE
WARRIORS midfielder Thabani Kamusoko will have another dance with Zesco United after impressing the Zambian topflight side who have extended his contract by a year.
The Zambian power utility side confirmed the development on its website on Thursday as Kamusoko’s current deal comes to an end in July.
Kamusoko (33), who attracted the attention of Warriors gaffer Zdravko Logarušic to bounce back to the senior national side, is grateful to Zesco for giving him the platform that earned him the national call-up, once more.
“This is a fantastic football club which has helped me excel as a player. The environment is great, we work as a team which I feel is crucial for any footballer to grow and develop on and off the pitch. Zesco United is a big football club in Africa. Playing for this team has seen me earn more international call-ups. I will work hard to repay the club and fans for this opportunity,” he said.
Kamusoko is most likely to be part of the Warriors squad for the Fifa World Cup qualifiers which start in June with a match against South Africa.
Before the recall, his last dance with the Warriors had been in September 2019 in the preliminary round of the World Cup qualifiers when the senior national team beat Somalia 3-1 in the second leg at the National Stadium.
Zesco technical chairman Peter Mutale said they were glad to have Kamusoko on board as he has been key to Zesco’s reawakening since joining the club in 2019 from Tanzania’s Young Africans.
“We are extremely delighted to secure Kamusoko’s services for another year. He is an excellent player and a very professional man to work with,” Mutale said.
“He (Kamusoko) has contributed a lot to the success of the team by scoring important goals for the club. His leadership skills on and off the pitch have also proved vital to most of our young players who are trying to find their feet at the club.”
Zesco are on top of the log-standings, eyeing the 2020/2021 FAZ/MTN Super League title and Kamusoko has scored four of their 34 goals in 23 matches.
The former FC Platinum midfielder started his top football career back with the now-defunct Njube Sundowns from 2007-8 before moving to Beitbridge in 2009 where he later played for Underhill, which also disbanded.
In 2010, he joined giants Dynamos for a season before he was snatched by FC Platinum. He joined Young Africans in Tanzania in 2015.
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