PREMIER Soccer League team Bloemfontein Celtics has praised Chipolopolo defender Davies Nkausu, saying he will bring plenty of leadership and skill at the club.
Celtics, who signed Nkausu on the last day of the January transfer window from SuperSport United, said on the club website that Nkausu was a very versatile player and could cover any defensive position.
"Bloemfontein Celtics has signed two top-quality players on the last day of the January transfer window with Zambian international Davies Nkausu coming in, alongside the talented Alfred Ndengane from FC Cape Town. Nkausu, who joins the team from SuperSport United FC, has played more than 100 games in the PSL, his former team and also for the University of Pretoria. He was also a key member of the Zambia National Team that won the African Cup of Nations in 2012, man-marking the dangerous Ivory Coast and Chelsea star Salomon Kalou out of the game," read the site, adding: "Nkausu is a very versatile player and can cover any defensive position. He usually slots in at right-back, but has played right across the line, covering all the defending slots with ease. The defender has represented Zambia on 21 occasions and also at every age-group level. He will bring plenty of leadership and skills to Celtic and will no doubt bolster their defensive line".
Nkausu started his professional career at Pretoria University before moving to SuperSport United.
Before joining Pretoria University, Nkausu played youth football for Chiparamba Great Eagles.
He has also represented Zambia internationally at various youth levels, including captaining the country's Under-20 team.
In 2002, he was a member of the Under-17 national team and later graduated to Under-20 in 2003-4.
In 2007, he further leaped to the Under-23 team before graduating to the senior side in 2008.