CHISAMBA Lungu has signed a two-year contract with Nkana. And Nkana striker Walter Bwalya has signed a contract extension to remain at the club until 2021. Chisamba joined local side Buildcon last year in a much publicised transfer after spending several years in Russia’s topflight. The 2012 Africa Cup winner, however, spent just a season at the Ndola side before deciding to switch to Nkana.
He becomes the second player to join Nkana from Buildcon after the club’s captain Ben Banh made the same move last week. Kenyan international midfielder Duncan Otieno has also joined the 12-time league champions as they prepare for the CAF Champions League campaign. Nkana chief executive officer Charles Chakatazya confirmed the development in an interview yesterday.
“Yes he [Lungu] has joined us. He has signed a two-year contract. It’s a very good development for us because the coaches have plans for him and we are glad that he has added to the depth of our team,” Chakatazya said.
“Walter has extended his contract for two more years. It is good for him because now he will just concentrate on playing for the club with a free mind. Like I have said before, there is no void in the team following Idris Mbombo’s departure. We cannot take away the fact that he was top scorer but the strikers we have in Walter, Sate Sate and Festus are all equal to the task.”
Nkana face Young Green Buffaloes in the Barclays Cup final at Woodlands Stadium this Saturday.