A three-way ownership wrangle has led striker Conlyde Luchanga to fail to report for pre-season training at his new club Power Dynamos in Kitwe.
The 19-year-old striker has found himself entangled in a battle over his player status after amateur football club Livingstone Pride contested Lusaka Dynamos and Mazabuka United contractual links with Luchanga.
Lusaka Dynamos bought Luchanga from Mazabuka in 2015 before loaning him to Power in 2016 on a two-year loan deal starting in January.
But Power coach Tenant Chilumba said he had talked to the player and advised him to report for trainings while his clearance about which team he belonged to was being sorted out..
“I spoke to him on some technical matters and urged him to report for training as his problem was being looked into” Chilumba said.
The striker has just returned from the 2016 African Nations Championship (CHAN) in Rwanda where he played in two games on Zambia’s route to making a quarterfinal exit from the competition.
Luchanga, who scored nine goals for Lusaka Dynamos in 2015 including two for the national team, is one of four players at Power who were at the CHAN tournament in Rwanda.
Others are defender Christopher Munthali including midfielder’s Patson Daka and Benson Sakala.The trio has since reported back for pre-season training at Arthur Davies Stadium. Meanwhile Power at the weekend crushed Roan United 4-0 in a pre-season friendly match played at Arthur Davies Stadium in Kitwe.
The six-time champions faced Roan in two sets of matches that each finished 2-0. In game one, goals from Kelvin Mubanga and Larry Bwalya handed Power the win. Luka Lungu then scored a brace against the Division one North club coached by Paul Mulenga and assisted by Hillary Makasa.