Al Ahly coach Pitso Mosimane has revealed that Zimbabwean international footballer, Marvelous Nakamba is among the most overlooked African midfielders in the EPL.
He made the remarks in an interview with On The Whistle Podcast during which he suggested that there was no big difference between Nakamba, Leceister’s Wilfred Ndidi, and Arsenal’s Thomas Partey. He said:
So I look at [Marvelous] Nakamba, the boy who’s playing in Aston Villa, from Zimbabwe, and I look at the boy playing for Leicester City as a six [Nigeria’s Wilfred Ndidi].
I also look at [Thomas] Partey, who’s playing for Arsenal, I say ‘really guys, is there really much of a difference…
Nakamba is currently on surgical treatment having picked a knee injury last year. The injury will see Nakamba off from the pitch for 12-16 weeks.
During the tenure of Dean Smith at Villa Park, Nakamba was reduced to a bench warmer which also sparked rumours about him being set to be offloaded on a loan deal.
However, with the coming in of Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard at the club, the Zimbabwean midfielder gained his position, starting a couple of games.