Lusaka — NATIONAL soccer team midfielder Rainford Kalaba has become the latest Zambian player to be offloaded by a European club.
Kalaba last year moved to French club FC Nice where he was on a one-year contract with the team's reserves.
But he has now been told he is not in the club's plans for next season.
"I am coming back to Zambia to rejoin Afris-ports," confirmed Kal-aba yesterday in a telephone interview from his base. "I have been told that I will not come back here next season because I did not play enough games to warrant me a contract with the main team."
Kalaba said he was disappointed not to be offered a new contract. "I am actually very disappointed because I thought I was working hard enough to deserve a new contract," he added. "In this case, I will continue playing for Afrisports until I find a new club."
Afrisports campaigns in the FAZ Division One North League. The 20-year-old Kalaba said he had learnt a lot about professional football during his one-year stint in France.
He hopes to use his experience to impress when another opportunity arises.
The news comes after Kalaba's compatriot Collins Mbesuma was declared excess luggage for next season by English premiership side Portsmouth.
Mbesuma has since been told to find a new club.