Turkish side terminates Mbesuma's contract

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According to the Zambia Daily Mail, a source says that Mbesuma was declared surplus to the Bursaspor’s requirements following a nagging knee injury which kept him out of action since he joined the club last year.

The former Kaizer Chiefs’ striker has since been ruled out of the Chipolopolo team that will face Iran on Sunday after playing Libya tomorrow in another friendly.

The source, who could not give details on why Mbesuma’s contract was terminated, said the player was now arranging travel arrangements for his return to Zambia.

Efforts by KickOff.com to speak to Mbesuma proved futile as his Turkey cellphone is on voice mail, but sources close to the player have intimated that the player is in the UK preparing to come to Zambia.

Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) Vice President and spokesman Emmanuel Munaile could also not be reached as his cellphone was permanently ringing without being answered.

Mbesuma set the South African PSL on fire in 2004 with his prolific goal-scoring skills, banging in 39 goals for Amakhosi.

His scoring prowess attracted the attention of former English Premier League Portsmouth’s French coach Allain Perrin who signed him in 2005, but the player failed to impress and was offloaded when Harry Redknapp took over.

Mbesuma was loaned to Maritimo of Portugal in 2006 where he scored seven goals before moving Turkey last year.