'Beast Musonda should join Chiefs'

Nyirenda's countryman has been hitting the back of the net with ease, and the Baroka FC head coach believes it is because of the braveness he shows in front of goal.

Musonda arrived at Orlando Pirates in February 2015 from Zambian giants Zanaco but was quickly loaned to Golden Arrows in the same year after he failed to live up to expectations.

When the Soweto giants decided to part ways with him on his return from Arrows, he decided to go down to the National First Division in 2016 to join Black Leopards, a club he helped get promoted last season.

Musonda walked away with the NFD golden boot award following his 15 goals, sharing the prize with Highlands Park's Peter Shalulile.

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This season again in the Absa Premiership, Musonda looks likely to be crowned as the top scorer at the end of the 2018/19 campaign as he is leading the chart with 13 goals.

"Mwape is a beast, he has all the marks of a striker," Nyirenda tells KickOff.com.

"I like his instincts, he is not a coward. He knocks on goals until he gets it. I remember when we played first leg against Leopards he just came from an injury and he played a few minutes and the fans were booing him. I said 'I wish they knew what they wanted to throw away'.

"At the Zambian national team I called him into the team but he was low due to the hamstring injury he had, so I couldn't push him much. I think he has so much future ahead of him. He just has to keep working hard as ever... keep his discipline. In no time he will find himself in the big leagues."

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There have been strong rumours linking the striker with a move to Kaizer Chiefs at the end of the season. Nyirenda says he wouldn't think twice if Musonda were to ask him if he should follow in his footsteps and join his former team.

"Mwape is a household name in Zambia," Nyirenda says. "Zambians are passionate about football and they appreciate good players. Kaizer Chiefs is a dream team for any player. It is at another level. I would say 'take it son' if it comes your way."

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