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Toaster Nsabata joins Zesco in surprise move

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  • “Nsabata will be expected to bring competition between the sticks when the shot stopper links up with his former coach Numba Mumamba.”

BARELY two days after issuing a farewell message to Sensational ZANACO Football Club, goalkeeper Toaster Nsabata has joined Ndola giants Zesco United FC.

Zesco United confirmed that the 30-year-old former Chipolopolo goal keeper who was at Nchanga Rangers before joining ZANACO FC in 2015 had signed a three-year deal which will keep him at Zesco until January 2023.

“The former Chipolopolo shot stopper becomes the first player to join the eight-times league giants since the opening of the January transfer window,” confirmed Zesco United on their official website.

“Nsabata will be expected to bring competition between the sticks when the shot stopper links up with his former coach Numba Mumamba.”

Nsabata who lost his number one spot at Zanaco to Racha Kola joins midfielder Kelvin Kampamba and Bruce Musakanya who were bought from Nkana and Red Arrows respectively.

Zesco United have been going through a transformation with the club experiencing an exodus of foreign players. 

Kenyan international defender David Owino Odhiambo and midfielder Enock Sabumukama have left the club after it embarked on a trajectory to limit the number of foreign players at the club

Zesco United Football Club Chief Executive Officer Richard Mulenga said earlier that the new club policies stipulates that the club shall recruit a maximum number of five foreign players.

“I wish to inform our strategic stakeholders, especially Zesco United fans that we are mandated by the Zesco United Football Club board to reduce the number of foreign players to five by the end of 2021.

This process has already started as part of preparations for us to reach this target,” Mulenga said.

“It remains our mission to bring the best players to Zesco United Football Club. This change in policies will also give our home-grown players an opportunity to play for the biggest club in the land and a rare platform to shine at both local and international level.”

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