National Assembly playmaker Timothy Mbewe has declared that his first call up to the senior national team is one of many to come.
Mbewe is hopeful of making the squad to play Japan in an international friendly match on June 6 in Florida.
“I am delighted to be part of the squad called up for assessment by the coach. Although I used to be part of the U-23 squad a few years ago, this is my first call up to the senior national team. I will work hard so that I can win my place ahead of the likes of Felix Katongo or Rainford Kalaba,” Mbewe told fazfootball.com after Monday’s afternoon training session.
“But it is not just about winning a place; I want to help the Chipolopolo win another major tournament. I want to be part of the team that will take Zambia to greater heights.”
Mbewe believes that his exploits at National Assembly have helped to get him noticed.
“I have been working hard for this and I will play in any position in which the coach will ask me to play,” said the 30-year old who can play in central midfield as well as on the wings.
Mbewe has scored 2 goals for his club in this campaign and was given rapturous applause for his performance during the goalless draw against Power Dynamos by fans at Woodlands Stadium.
Mbewe started his football career at Mufulira Wanderers in 2002 and later moved to National Assembly. He is currently on loan at National Assembly from Red Arrows.