ITALIAN Serie A club Atalanta is set to sign Lusaka Youth Soccer Academy graduate, Mannah Mwewa Chiwisa, Zambianfootballnews.com understands.
Chiwisa was named in Osward Mutapa’s COSAFA cup squad that represented Zambia at Under 17 level in 2018.
Here is a report translated from an Italian publication;
Mannah Chiwisa was followed throughout the season by observers from several Serie A clubs: in addition to Atalanta, Bologna, Sassuolo, Turin (he tried until the end) and Juventus followed him.
The young midfielder – he is left-handed – who grew up as a midfielder, stood out in Stefano Protti’s team in the role of director (22 appearances), showing great authority for his age: the player originally from Zambia was born on 12 December 2003.
Upon his arrival in Italy, he took an audition at the Sammaurese and then returned to Africa.
After a couple of other experiences in Europe, he returned to the Sammaurese who registered him after a long process planned for young non-EU players.
This year the first championship, in series D.
The boy speaks fairly Italian, he obtained a middle school certificate (he attends an institute in Cesena) and has perfectly integrated into the territory. Now a new path begins for him.