Sisu Africa Talents i Posted on 2022-10-16 19:05:47
Prosper Chiluya was visibly engrossed in an interview that spanned even beyond physical presence. His smile sheds brightly through the screen and he couldn't help the over pouring of emotions that spill over - reeling his journeys and taking a hypothetical look at his future and unmaterialized aspiration. The words flow " I grew up liking and kicking football" after being asked about what prompted him to this taxing career.
Prosper, a Zambian who grew up in Luapula, a suburban village in the bustling capital of Zambia, Lusaka, is not without an appreciation of his background. "You have to appreciate where you come from, it is what builds your story, your identity" he says. Zambia sits at the crossroads of central and southern Africa and is appreciated for a range of cultural diversity and a rich football life.
So far, the country's biggest leap to the summit of Africa football experience dates back to the 2012 AFCON tournament when she fought all odds to win in an intriguing shootout affair. Subsequently, the country has since largely become a fringe country in the continent's sports space, with only a few iconic moments under its sleeves.
Nevertheless, Prosper has an unalloyed reference for the country of his birth. "In Zambia where I come from, the value system is high. We love each other and everyone is happy with their lives". Incredibly, they have all transmitted into an impassioned love for his profession.
Representing Zambia in numerous age-grade tournaments, which includes being a part of the triumphant 2012 squad, Prosper is left increasingly sated with how far he's come. He aspires playing for Zambia at the biggest stage as he even patiently awaits the sternest test yet.