The mesh from which Charly Musonda is woven from
When Zambia as nation was mourning of its best ever team, which had died on the coast of Gabon. Zambia again had to look for a team to compete at the world stage, there was pessimism among Zambians whether the they'll have another team like that. Charlie's father (Charles Musonda) and Kalusha Bwalya (who turned poster boy of that generation) spearheaded and re-united the nation befuddled by the death of their loved team.
Kalusha and Charles animosity grew in their playing times due to the battle for fame. The former used the media mostly to depict his teammate as unpatriotic. So, when they both hanged their boots, Charles went on to become a youth coach at Anderlecht and his nemesis went on to be the Zambian FA president.
When the news started filtering through about the talents of the Musonda brothers, Kalusha led FA to extend an invite to the Musonda brothers, which was marred with controversy. The boys didn't pitch up and everything was said.
SO HOW’S CHARLIE INVOLVED?
Charlie may even turn out to be the breed of the feud of his father and Kalusha as he embodies both the qualities his father and Kalusha once possessed. His father in his prime was the best passer of his generation while Kalusha was a wing wizard with a dangerous left foot. When I watched Charlie at Betis playing deep at times, it was reminiscent of his father (could still do better) and when he played on the wings he reminded Zambia of Kalusha. If he indeed lives up to his billing, he will be a great, not solely because of the Belgian factor, but rather a combination of traits/genes and the former.