'Kambole is deadly near the goal'

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Lazarous Kambole's former coach at Zesco United says it will be difficult for Kaizer Chiefs to get their return on the striker if he is not played in his best position.

Amakhosi beat their biggest rivals Orlando Pirates for the Chipolopolo international's signature ahead of the 2019/20 season.

The 26-year-old has won the 2019 Cosafa Cup as well as two Zambian Super League titles with Zesco in 2017 and 2018.

He also holds the record of scoring the fastest hat-trick – in five minutes – during a CAF Champions League match against Eswatini giants Mbabane Swallows.

In 2019 Kambole was named Zesco's Player of the Season, Players' Player of the Season and Most Disciplined Player.

But since joining Chiefs, Kambole has only found the back of the net once and is usually deployed as a winger.

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"Kambole is deadly near the goal," former Zesco coach George Lwandamina tells KickOff.com.

"At some point I tried him in those positions 7 and 11 because of his speed but he failed and I put him in a central attacking position, and he proved worthwhile."

Asked if it he thought it was wise for coaches to try players in different positions, the top coach responds: "That depends on the coach, the way he perceives the attributes of each and every position, and I have my own perception."

Lwandamina parted with a word of advice for both Chiefs coach Gavin Hunt, the technical team and the striker.

"To be open to each other, the coaches and the players."

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