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What should Mwepu work on to offset the ghost of Zambian players in the PL?

Enock Mwepu to Brighton from Salzburg

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What should Mwepu work on after moving from Salzburg Redbull to Brighton and Hove Albion? What should he do to offset the curse that worked against Collins Mbesuma, Emmanuel Mayuka, and many other Zambian players in the premier league?


Enock Mwepu signed a four-year deal with Premier League side Brighton and the premier league stage is set to host one of the most dazzling midfield genius is perhaps the spirit of Patrick Vierra.

The 23-year-old Zambian’s 7.1 rating at the end of the 2020-21 champions league is evidence of his quality.

Enock Mwepu is simply sensational and a class above his age; an epicenter of diversity standing in between different identities from box to box, right and left full-back, center back or anchorman but that Power and gusto, authority and command, deft and aplomb on and off the ball will be everything he will now need to paddle through the complicated premier league midfield with territorial dominance.

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There seems to be a curse that has worked against Zambian players in the Premier league but Mwepu looks well equipped to crack it down as he takes a new challenge at Brighton.

What Brighton has signed without a doubt is a midfield gem and they know it.” We are delighted to be able to receive Enock; he is primarily a midfielder but able to play in different positions.” Enock Mwepu by far is not unfolding but has unfolded into the best midfield maestro in Africa and there shouldn’t be anything to stand on his way to boss the premier league.

Everyone’s focus as Mwepu moves on is his magic touch and box-to-box plowing power but he is in every sense a super combination of Patrick Viera, Sergio Busquets, and Yaya Toure loaded in one player. His build is a machine gun of diversity, trickery, power, aerial dominance, and boom-crushing force in his right leg. Infogol the official Champions league rating pitted him at a 75 percent passing rate as he completed 207 passes in six matches.

His vision and coverage of space throughout his stay in Austria has been supreme and once he races forward with the ball, he is a fired-up nightmare.

He is ever deadly aware of his defensive duties at the same time as he can sniff blood and ready to sting. His defensive prowess and ball retention skills are intricate. The 17 tackles he made in the champions league gave him a 53 percent tackle success.

It’s not something the Zambian international will be doing for the first time but an art he has crafted and mastered and performed at the high level since he was 15, he has been through the Zambian under 17 ranks sweeping every silverware along.

He mesmerized the world stage throughout the Under 20 AFCON and world cup, against Cameroon at senior level, and went on to play 541 minutes in the Champions league.

Chipping into perspective, this is a boy coming from a country that has won an AFCON before, it’s a country that has been to the AFCON final three times. a country that has been to the FIFA under 20 world cup before and before, a country that has produced a man who scored more goals in a season than the Brazilian Pele.

So much to write home about that I am tired of counting but how this country has not produced a player who bossed the premier league is beyond human comprehension.

The curse that worked against Collins Mbesuma, Emmanuel Mayuka, and many other Zambian players in the premier league seems set to bow as Enock Mwepu steps forward.


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