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Zesco confirm the acquisition of ex-Baroka goalie

As reported by FARPost almost a week ago, Zesco United have announced the acquisition of former Polokwane City and Baroka FC shot-stopper, Cyril Chibwe.

The goal-minder joins the Zambian side on a two-year deal subject to completing medicals.

Chibwe is a South African-born goalie who has opted to represent Zambia, with the latter being his parent’s country of origin.

The 28-year-old is happy to have joined the nine-time Zambian Super League winners after reaching an amicable decision to part ways with Bakgaga.

“To be honest I have been in South Africa all my life and coming to Zambia wasn’t even a hustle for me because it’s something personal and special. Obviously, I had offers in South Africa, but I had to sit down with my manager and weigh the options in terms of where I was to benefit as a player,” said Chibwe on signing his contract.

“It is great for me and I have heard great things about this club. I am humbled and looking forward to making my own memories here. I am happy to be here.

The Chipolopolo goalie continued: “There were teams that were interested but I kept on training with the club. I wanted to wait until the end of the season, and see what could happen. But look where I am now? I am really happy to be here at ZESCO United.”

He further stated that he’s looking forward to donning the Zesco jersey and being on the field to showcase his God-given talent.

“As long as you play football there is pressure. Whether you play in lower ranks or higher ranks, football is a pressure game. It is about how you handle the pressure. I can’t wait to be on the field and put on this beautiful jersey. ZESCO United fans should expect hard work, determination and most of all, silverware.

“CAF competitions give you great exposure. As a player, you look for things like this in your career. You gain experience outside the country playing in the Champions League and Confederations Cup. I think it is a way to build a player and the club,” he said in his closing remarks.

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