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Brighton Appoint Former Zambia International Mwepu Academy Coach

Brighton Appoint Former Zambia International Mwepu Academy Coach

Premier League club Brighton and Hove Albion have appointed former Chipolopolo of Zambia captain Enock Mwepu as their under-9s academy coach.

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Brighton made the announcement in a statement released on their website on Friday.

Recall Mwepu had to call time on his playing career at just 24 years in October 2022, after it was discovered he had a hereditary heart condition.

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“We are delighted to announce that Enock Mwepu will take up the role of under-9s coach in our academy, in the New Year,” Brighton stated.

Men’s first-team head coach Roberto De Zerbi said: “We’re really happy that Enock has decided to remain here at our club and use his experience to help develop our young players.

“Considering his age, Enock has a wealth of experience. He has played in the Champions League and Premier League as well as captaining his country. This is the next chapter for Enock in his footballing career.”

Chief executive and deputy chairman Paul Barber said: “We were very keen to help Enock with the next stage of his career, and we’re delighted he’s taken us up on the offer to join our academy coaching staff after an incredibly difficult time for him and his family following his diagnosis.

“Whenever we recruit a new member of staff, on or off the pitch, we want them to fit with our club values and Enock absolutely encapsulates those perfectly. We’re thrilled Enock will continue to be part of our club, and believe Enock has a huge amount of potential as a coach. We want to give him the opportunity to flourish in this role.”

Mwepu made 81 league appearances over four years at Salzburg, scoring 11 goals and nine assists, while also playing in every one of their Champions League group stage games during the 2020/21 season.

Also Mwepu was on the scoresheet in the 2021 OFB-Cup Final, grabbing a goal and an assist in a 3-0 win over Lask.

He was a regular for the Zambia national team after making his debut in September 2017.

He signed for Albion in 2021, going on to make 27 appearances and scoring three goals before retiring in October 2022.

The post Brighton Appoint Former Zambia International Mwepu Academy Coach appeared first on Complete Sports.

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