Boyd Musonda @ SS com
Boyd Musonda @ SS com

Road to Korea 2017: Boyd Musonda the emerging midfield general

To the untrained eye, Boyd Musonda carries himself with an aura of sulkiness but it is when he is in that zone that he is at his potent best.

Zambia Under-20 had been looking like heading for a regulation time draw until Musonda shook himself up with a winner that handed the team Cosafa Cup glory in December 2016.

Musonda has since upgraded that CV with an Africa Cup of Nations medal with scouts hot on his heels.

That is not to say Zanaco is not breaking the bank to keep him at Sunset Stadium. Spanish side Celta Vigo has lured Musonda to their base The Estadio Municipal de BalaĆ­dos although that deal has since been put on ice.

Musonda is spoiling to add another piece of silverware to his slowly growing trophy cabinet having won the league trophy with Zanaco, the Under-20 Cosafa and the 2017 Africa Cup.

The Eclipse Academy product accounted for two goals at the Cosafa Under-20. The 19-year-old is a fan of Real Madrid and rates Luka Modric as his favourite player in the world.

The Under-20 midfielder goes by the moniker Pogba given the likeness in style with the Manchester United midfielder.

Musonda could be one of the stars for the tournament having been part of the closely knitted unit that Coach Beston Chambeshi has been building.

FACT BOX:

Boyd Musonda

Date of birth: 12.05.1997

Club: Zanaco

Position: Midfielder

Favourite Player: Luka Modric