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Road to Korea 2017: Mayembe: the no nonsense hard tackling defender

A nominee for the Young Player of the Year in the 2016 season in the Zambian Super Division League tells that Shemmy Mayembe definitely has something to offer in national colours.

Mayembe stars for Super Division side Zesco United but has become more prominent in national colours with the U-20.

Having made the right back position his permanent slot at least from the Cosafa and Africa Cup winning sides it expected that his number 13 shirt will be among the stand outs at the FIFA U-20 World Korea Republic 2017.

The Zesco United left back is one of those that coach Beston Chambeshi will count on to put up an assured shift when the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017 tournament kicks off.

Mayembe is a regular at his club Zesco United and featured in the club’s historic Champions League run that culminated into a semi final appearance in 2016. He was also a nominee for the 2016 MTN/FAZ Young Player of the Year and was also named the Most Improved Player at Zesco United.

The 19-year old was part of the formidable Zambia backline at the U-20 Africa Cup of Nations that conceded only two goals.

Mayembe featured in all of Zambia’s matches at the Total U-20 Africa of Nations and also made the trip to the Adidas Korea Invitational tournament where the team played Ecuador, Honduras and South Korea.

So Mayembe will be one of those already psyched for the big stage when Zambia faces Portugal on May 21 2017 at Jeju World Cup Stadium.

FACT BOX

Shemmy Mayembe

Age: 19

Date of birth: 22.11.1997

Position: Defender

Club: Zesco United

Favourite Player: Danny Alves

Dream Club: Barcelona







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