Kalusha Bwalya has saluted Zambia’s attacking trio of Christopher Katongo, Rainford Kalaba and Emmanuel Mayuka for inspiring the team to Sundays Africa Nations Cup final.
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Bwalya told SuperSport.com in Libreville on Thursday that the trio had epitomised Zambias football adventure at this years Africa Cup tournament.
“Christopher Katongo is doing a fantastic job; Rainford is there too, Mayuka is getting the goals and we have two players on three goals each,” Kalusha said.
“And we also have (defender) Stopilla Sunzu coming from behind to score a header.”
Strikers Katongo and Mayuka are both in line for the Africa Cup golden boot award on three goals each heading into Sundays final against Ivory Coast in Libreville.
Midfielder Kalaba has been Zambia’s engine since the tournament began for them on January 21 in Bata despite scoring just one goal in five games heading into the final.
Bwalya said it was a great moment to see his successors take Zambia to the Africa Cup finals for the first time since 1994 when they finished second to Nigeria.
“I told the boys; you guys can score goals and enjoy the adventure and see what we can get. It is a proud moment for me,” Kalusha said.