By Mutakila M Mukunsa,
By African Football Greats Blog
Brighton & Hove Albion FC this week signed Zambian Midfielder Enock “computer” Mwepu from Austrian giants FC Red Bull Salzburg where he spent four years. Mwepu whose transfer fee remained undisclosed, signed a four year contract with his new masters.
It’s been a historical summer transfer window for Zambia so far as dreams of many of them who have waited for many years to see their players in elite leagues finally came true with the likes of Fashion Sakala and Patson Daka signing for Scotland Champions Rangers FC and FA Cup Champions Leicester City respectively.
Enock Mwepu is now the latest Chipolopolo addition to the Premier League. The Zambian international may only be 23 years old but he played 103 games for Salzburg, scoring and assisting in his last outing with the Austrian side.
He featured for them in the Champions League group stages last season against Bayern Munich and Atletico Madrid, having made his debut in the competition the previous season in a 4-3 defeat by Liverpool at Anfield.
The ‘computer’ as he is widely known by his Zambian fans due to his pass accuracy and intellengence on the ball, has the ability to read the game and slow down the tempo when required and even initiates attacks when needed.
Mwepu also has the ability to play in multiple positions as an attacking Midfielder, center back , wing back or his favourite position in the central Midfield.
What Brighton fans should expect from him is creativity in the midfield and a more box-to-box midfielder who can create chances , assist, defend and score. They have signed a more in one player- the new version of Yaya Touré.