Former Zambia Super League champions ZESCO United have invaded the domestic transfer market buying players while seeking to challenge for honours next season.
Zesco have signed defender Rodrick Kembo, midfielder Chipyoka Songa and made Kenyan striker Vincent Oburu’s transfer permanent.
The nine-time Zambian league champions have since confirmed the latest acquisitions via their website.
“Zesco United is delighted to announce the signing of former Buildcon defender, Rodrick Kembo on a 2-year contract subject to completing medicals,” the club says.
“Khembo 27 is expected to help consolidate the ZESCO United backline as the former league champions aim to return to the summit of the Zambian game.”
The defender has joined from Buildcon and says he is ready to impress the new employers.
“I will work extremely hard to ensure that we win titles together. This is a big dream move for me,” he told the website.
On the other hand, the 18-year-old Songa has joined Zesco on a four-year contract from Shamuel Soccer Academy.
Meanwhile, the 24-year-old Oburu has had his temporary contract extended by three years after impressing Zesco coach Numba Mumamba.
“We only hope that what he showed us is what he will give us in the upcoming season and in CAF competition,” Mumamba is quoted saying.
Zesco, by their lofty standards, under performed last season finishing on third place, five points behind eventual champions Red Arrows.