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Milutin Sredojevic interested in bringing Zambian Lazarous Kambole to Orlando Pirates

13:24 GMT+4 19/07/2018
Lazarous Kambole of Zambia
The Serbian mentor has been impressed by the Chipolopolo star and revealed they are keen to have him on board

Orlando Pirates coach Milutin Sredojevic has spoken out about their ambitions to land Zesco United striker Lazarous Kambole.

The Buccaneers coach was speaking to reporters in Zambia as they prepared for the 2018/19 Premier Soccer League (PSL) campaign.

Having kicked off their pre-season with a training camp in Mpumalanga three weeks ago, the Soweto giants headed off to Zambia where they played a number of friendlies.

Pirates played against Congolese side TP Mazembe, Power Dynamos and Forest Rangers as they concluded their camp on Wednesday.

However, media reports in the Southern African region have suggested that ‘Micho’ and his technical team are chasing Kambole’s signature to bolster their attacking options.

The Zesco marksman has impressed the Mayfair-based side after his fine displays with Chipolopolo during the 2018 Cosafa Cup tournament in Polokwane in June this year.

Moreover, it was reported that Pirates sent scouts to assess the player at the regional showpiece as he netted three goals in Limpopo to lead Zambia to the final.

In additition, Zesco announced that they are not prepared to lose their most prized asset as they are challenging for the Caf Champions League and Zambian Super League titles.

According to the club’s CEO, Richard Mulenga he said they would only entertain offers in December after wrapping up their current season.

Meanwhile, Kambole has netted six goals for the 2012 African champions since making his debut for the national team in January, 2018.

Currently on their books, Pirates have Justin Shonga and Augustine Mulenga who have impressed the Pirates mentor.

“We know him very well from a long time ago, I am servant and soldier of African football for the past 18 years as I search, I follow Zambian football very much,” Sredojevic told reporters in Zambia.

“I know him from his humble beginnings, I know he has reached where he has matured as a player…and having that in mind, he’s a top player,” added the coach.

“They can take anything away from Zambia but they cannot take away the talent….the talent that is blossoming in this country is incredible – I am really impressed with everything,” revealed Micho.

“So we are looking forward to have him (Kambole) if possible, we already Shonga and Mulenga as pure representatives of Zambian football," continued the Serbian.

“They are bringing a competitive quality, extra performance which a foreign player is supposed to do and that is to make the difference, we are happy to have them,” explained the former Uganda coach.

“We are hoping to have more of Zambian players to enhance the power and quality of our badge - quality comes from Zambia,” concluded the coach.