The quick adaptation and performance of Zambia U23 national team forward Edward Chilufya to the Swedish set up has impressed management at the club.
According to a press statement written by Nicky Shabolyo, Counsellor at the Zambian Embassy in Sweden and made available to Futaa Zambia, Djurgården IF Sports Director, Bo Andersson told Zambia’s Ambassador to Sweden, Her Excellency Ms. Rose Salukatula on Monday that Chilufya has been able to quickly establish himself as a dependable player for the club.
Anderson told Ambassador Salukatula that he is confident that Chilufya will soon establish himself as a regular player in the Zambia national senior team. This was after the Ambassador led staff from the embassy to show solidarity with Chilufya and his club when Djurgåden IF played Helsingborgs IF in the Swedish top league, the Allsvenskan.
The Ambassador later on led embassy officials and some Zambians at the game which was played at Djurgården’s home ground, Tele2 Arena in Stockholm, in singing the ‘happy birthday’ song for Chilufya and making a presentation of assorted fruits to him. Chilufya turned 20 yesterday (17th September).
The Mphande Youth Product was part of the Zambia national team that won the 2017 Africa U-20 Cup of Nations and later went on to reach the quarter-finals of the U20 World Cup.