Mbesuma tells President Sata, “I am King David.”

President Sata meeting players

President Sata meeting players

Top striker Collins Mbesuma this afternoon told Republican President Michael Sata that his new name was King David and had stopped being identified as Ntonfontofo or Air Force One.

This was at the Chipolopolo team hotel in Mbombela when President Sata went to meet and encourage Zambia ahead of their title defense opener against Ethiopia on Monday.

After remarks by FAZ president Kalusha Bwalya and the Republican head of state had spoken, master of ceremonies Erick Mwanza invited President Sata to meet the players.

When Mbesuma got his turn to introduce himself, the Orlando Pirates striker said: “Mr President My name is King David”. This drew a pause from the President who requested Mbesuma to introduce himself again.

Said President Sata: “Your name is what? You’re Kind David?”
Mbesuma responded: “Yes am King David Collins Mbesuma,” to the delight of his colleagues who cheered him.

Mbesuma says his change of nickname is a reflection of the transformation he says he undergone which has seen him regain his top goal scoring touch.

Herve Renard called him a resurrected Mbesuma is a pre-match press conference at Protea Hotel.

President Sata urged the Chipolopolo to wallop all their opponents when they begin their title defence on Monday.

Reigning and defending African champions Zambia open the defense of their title with a 17:00hours kick against Ethiopia at Mbombela on Monday.