NAKAMBA’S BIG STEP
15 May 2018
AFTER winning the Belgium title on Sunday with Club Brugge, Zimbabwe international Marvelous Nakamba’s chances of moving to a European giant improves with champions league exposure next season.
Nakamba’s and his teammates made sure Club Brugge are champions for the second time in three years after a 1-1 at Standard Liege.
“It is time to celebrate with the fans in Brugge now and with the fans that joined us today. They deserve it,” Nakamba was quoted as saying the by the club’s website
“It was a tough game, certainly for me. It was my first Play-Offs, so I still have to get used to that. A point was enough but things are never easy at Standard.”
Participation in the champions league could result in the Warriors star being prized away, depending on how they perform.
Nakamba has been in the past linked with possible moves to EPL clubs Liverpool and Everton. Of late Italian side Fiorentina are believed to have been keen on the midfielder.
Winning the title means automatic qualification for the group stages of the champions league, potentially setting themselves against some of the biggest clubs in Europe.
In his interview with H-Metro this year, Nakamba highlighted that the most important thing for him was to concentrate on winning silverware at his Belgium club.
Then, Nakamba said it was too early to start thinking of a move before he could settle at his club.
Everything changes now with the midfielder very much at home and key member of the squad.
“We play for each other like a ‘marvelous’ team and we play for the fans,” Nakamba said.
His market value, pegged at six million EUR according to Transfermarkt in January, has been sky rocketing, making him only a target of the very best in Europe.
He has now become one of the most expensive from the country, and judging from the situation on the ground, chances are he could soon join a class of few Zimbabwean players who have played in the English Premier League.
Others include Bruce Grobbelaar, Peter Ndlovu and Benjani Mwaruwari.