Nkana coach Masauso Mwale is excited to have striker Evans Kangwa finally available for 2014 Caf Confederation Cup action when they enter the group stage next month.
Kangwa was ineligible to play in the preliminary knockout rounds following his return to Nkana after the 15 January 2014 registration deadline date.
Mwale said Kangwa’s eligibility now is a big boost especially to his front-line that is suffering from a goal drought dating back to 8 March.
“Definitely that (his availability) is automatic. He is coming into the team,” Mwale said.
“It is a good thing for Kangwa to come in. He is an influential player, committed and disciplined.”
Kangwa returned to Nkana in January after resolving a contractual dispute with the 2013 Faz Super League champions after a prospective move to Europe last year fell through.
The striker has so far shown glimpses of a promising 2014 season after scoring a brace in Zambia’s 2-0 win over Uganda in a friendly in March and one goal in Nkana’s 3-1 Charity Shield final win over Red Arrows in February.
Meanwhile, Nkana’s qualification will give a chance to Bruce Musakanya to finally make his African debut with the club after missing the preliminary round matches due to injury.