Will Frankie Musonda help Zambia lift AFCON?

Frankie Musonda bid farewell to Ayr United in a blaze of glory, netting the equalizer in a thrilling 2-2 draw against Dunfermline at Somerset Park, leaving a lasting impression on the 2,022 supporters present.

However, as the cheers echoed in the stadium, Musonda’s focus shifted from the Scottish Championship to a grander stage — the Africa Cup of Nations, where he earned a spot in Avram Grant’s Zambia squad.

For the 26-year-old hailing from Bedford, with an English mother and a Zambian father, the call-up to represent Zambia is not just a footballing achievement but a connection to his roots.

Musonda’s relatively low-profile existence in the Scottish Championship undergoes a dramatic transformation when he dons the national colours of Zambia.

Reflecting on this transition, Musonda describes the surreal experience of being recognized by a multitude of people back home in Zambia.

The juxtaposition of his life in Scotland with the newfound attention in Zambia leaves him at times overwhelmed. Yet, as he pulls on the Zambia shirt, an indescribable emotion envelops him, transcending the boundaries of sport.

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