Charly’s mother speaks out


It is up to my son to make the decision whether to play for the Zambia national soccer team, Former Chipolopolo midfielder Charles Musondas wife, Angela has said.

However, reports indicate that Charly Musonda Jnr has rejected the call up to the Chipolopolo with his father saying the on loan Real Betis player possesses a Belgian citizenship.

Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) could not indicate whether the reports were true.

Angela on her Facebook post asked people to stop harassing her or Charles through Facebook inbox requesting to know if Charly Jnr would play for Zambia.

In a Facebook post on Friday, Angela wrote that it was too much of people hitting their inbox wanting to know when her son, 19-year old Charly jnr will join the Chipolopolo squad.

Her post came hours after Chipolopolo coach George Lwandamina revealed that he had invited Charly to the team scheduled to play Congo Brazzaville in a 2017 Gabon Africa Cup of Nations qualifier this month.

“Kindly stop harassing me or Charles Musonda via inbox requesting to know if Musonda will play for Zambia. Maybe you mean well, but hey it’s too much, stop it.

“For your own information, he qualifies to play for Belgium and England too. But no one is bothering us from those two countries because they know that the decision is not theirs but the boy himself. Now twist this one as well if you are a hater. Go on,” she wrote.

Meanwhile, Zambia Soccer Fans Association (ZSFA) patron Peter Makembo said the invitation of Charly jnr to the team was a good development as it would be a boost to the team. “Our hope is that Charly can accept the invitation. I hope the issue is resolved soon and we can have our own,” he said.

Charly jnr, is a Belgian citizen but is still eligible to play for Zambia if he acquires a dual citizenship and the fact that he has not feature for the Belgium national team.

However, the probability of Charly playing for the Chipolopolo is a 50/50 affair because Belgium has set her hope on the youngster who has hit the La Liga by storm.

Once Charly plays for the Belgian side, according to FIFA rules, he will not be qualified to play for Zambia.

Charly is currently on loan at Spanish side Real Betis from Chelsea .