Isaac Chansa Joins ZANACO as guest player

Isaac Chansa -Zambian footballer

CHIPOLOPOLO midfielder Isaac Chansa has joined FAZ/MTN Super league defending champions Zanaco as a guest player.

Zanaco chairman Edward Mutale confirmed yesterday that Chansa would be with the team until he finds a suitable club that he would sign for.

Mutale said the 2012 Africa cup winning midfielder with Chipolopolo joined the bankers last week and had been training with the rest of the team.

“Yes we have Isaac in our team. He has joined us. We have him as guest player until he finds a team to go to,” Mutale said.

He said the player would be entitled to winning bonuses and training allowances but not a salary.

“We have not discussed figures or salary but he will only get winning bonuses and training allowances. We have left it open for him. If he finds a team to go to, he is free to leave. That’s why we haven’t discussed figures,” he said.

Speculation was rife on different social media on Friday that Chansa had signed for Zanaco and was to be paid KR15000 as his salary.

Chansa became a free agent after his Chinese club Henan Jianye offloaded him at the end of last season.

Chansa played for South Africa’s Orlando Pirates in 2004 after moving from Power Dynamos, before he was sold to Swedish outfit Helsingborgs IF in 2007.

He then moved back to Pirates in 2010 before singing for Henan two years later. He won the Africa Cup of Nations with Zambia in 2012 in Gabon and he has been a regular part of the Chipolopolo side.

He is expected to help Zanaco defend the league title they won last season though the champions have had a rough start to the season after they were ejected early in the CAF champions’ league by Pirates and are now lying sixth on the league table with 13 points after eight matches.

The team also suffered a setback when head coach Keagan Mumba was suspended for three months for question the criteria FAZ used to conduct nationwide trials without consulting local coaches.