‘‘I am still fit and eager to play for a foreign club for at least two years, then I can hang up my boots’’, says 2012 African Cup of Nations medallist and captain Christopher Katongo.
Speaking after Green Buffaloes won the Barclays Cup on Saturday, Katongo said he was happy that he captained his new team to the maiden Barclays title.
He said he still had a lot of energy to play for any team and his target was to play abroad once more.
“I am very much fit and available for any consultation. I am thinking of establishing myself and look forward to play outside for one or two years,” he said.
He commended his team mates for putting up a strong fight to ensure they beat Nkwazi 2-0 in the Barclays finals.
“I have played six games and scored four, it’s a good record. I am happy with the fitness levels. When I target to lift a title, I make sure it’s done.
‘‘I have proved that I am still a leader. I am happy with the level of competition. The boys have done a good job, they worked really hard; they fought today and this is the history we want to make,” he said.
Katongo said the Chipolopolo Boys needed to work extra hard to emerge victorious in the group stage of the World cup qualifiers.
“This is a stage that will separate men from the boys. This is the level we need to show that we are strong enough to compete at world level. This is another level and a different game,” Katongo said. Katongo was instrumental in leading Buffaloes to their first Barclays title, scoring the second goal through a penalty. Buffaloes beat Nkwazi 2-0 in a final played at Lusaka’s Nkoloma Stadium and watched by President Edgar Lungu.