Charly Musonda

Football player from Zambia

Charles Musonda (born August 22, 1969 in Mufulira), also known as Charly Musonda is a former Zambian professional football player. At his peak, he played as a midfielder for Belgian Champions Anderlecht. Musonda started playing football in his hometown, at Mufulira Wanderers, swiftly rising through the junior ranks when it became clear that he was exceptionally gifted and had no peers. He made his debut for Wanderers in the 1985 Zambian football season as a teenager, featuring alongside players such as Kalusha Bwalya, Ashious Melu and Efford Chabala. It was not long before Musonda made his international debut on 19.11.1985 against Zaire in Kinshasa in a friendly which Zambia won 1–0 Musonda manned Zambia’s midfield in their first game at the 1986 African Cup of Nations tournament in Egypt against Cameroun but his tournament ended early when he got injured. This turned out to be the only African Nations Cup that Musonda would take part in.In his prime, he was considered to be better than Pele. After Kalusha Bwalya signed for Cercle Brugge in December 1985, Musonda followed suit, also signing for Brugge in March 1986 for $25,000 where it was discovered that one of his legs was  ( Wikipedia article )


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