Utrecht’s Mulenga heads to Zambia for South Korea friendly

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FC Utrecht striker Jacob Mulenga will return to Zambia to play an international friendly against South Korea next month.

Although pleased the Zambian forward will be competing for his home country side, Utrecht general manager Wilco van Schaik warned that he is still recovering from a recent knee injury.

“We have asked the national federation to be careful with Jacob. We give it to Jacob for this match to be.  Zambia is finally the champion of Africa.  The bond we have a clear agreement regarding the use of Jacob, because we are still wary of his injury,” said Wilco.

Mulenga’s last game appearance on African ground was on October 8 of last year during a 2012 African Cup of Nations qualifier match against Libya which ended in a goalless draw.

Absent for the entire Africa Cup of Nations tournament, Mulenga was thrilled to witness his nation take the cup under the leadership of coach Herve Renard.

“I am very happy that the coach has asked me for this game,” said Jacob Mulenga from the training camp in Hoenderloo.  “I see this as a reward for my hard work after my cruciate ligament injury.” Mulenga said.

African champions Zambia will be tactically using this friendly to prepare for a 2013 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier match against Uganda on September 8.

Mulenga will be departing for Zambia shortly after the Eredivisie match against Feyenoord on August 12.

Source: Zambia Daily Mail

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