SOURCE: Southampton Official Website
The forward was also joint top scorer for Zambia as the minnows dramatically won the 2012 African Cup of Nations, beating heavily fancied Ivory Coast on penalties in the final.
The signing will cast further doubt on the role that star striker Rickie Lambert will play at St Mary’s this season. The 30-year-old Liverpudlian, who finished top scorer in the League One two seasons ago and managed the same feat in the Championship last season, was left on the bench for Southampton’s opening match against Man City.
Although he scored with almost his first touch after being introduced by boss Nigel Adkins just before the hour, there have been some suggestions that Saints will limit the big striker to an impact sub role this season, despite his heroics in the previous two campaigns.
Mayuka’s arrival, plus the presence of Jay Rodriguez and Billy Sharp – both signed in the past six months – could see Lambert surprisingly marginalised at St Mary’s, a situation that would undoubtedly baffle and anger the Saints faithful.
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