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Another dark day in Zambian football as Fighton Simukonda passes on

Another dark day in Zambian football as Fighton Simukonda passes on


Former Chipolopolo, Zanaco, Roan United, City of lsk, Zesco United, Nchanga Rangers and Lusaka Dynamos coach Fighton Simukonda is dead. Simukonda who also played for Jomo Cosmos in the NSL and domestically for Nkana died on Monday morning  at the Konkola Mine Hospital in Chililabombwe aged 58.

Personal Information:

Date of birth: 15 February 1958
Place of birth: Chingola
Playing position: Defender (retired)


1976–1978 Mimbula Diggers FC
1978–1980 KB Davies FC
1980–1982 Vitafoam United FC
1982–1989 Nkana Red Devils
1989–1991 Jomo Cosmos F.C.
1991–1992 Blackpool F.C. (South Africa)
1992 Dangerous Darkies

National team CHIPOLOPOLO

1983–1988 Zambia 36 (1)


1992–1993 Dangerous Darkies
1994–1999 Roan United
1998 Zambia
1999–2004 Konkola Blades
2004–2007 Zanaco FC
2007–2008 City of Lusaka FC
2008–2009 Lusaka Dynamos FC
2009–2011 ZESCO United
2011–2012 Nakambala Leopards
2012– 2016 Nchanga Rangers


Zambian League Title: 1982, 1983, 1985, 1986 and 1988
Zambian Charity Shield: 1983, 1984, 1985, 1987, 1989
Independence Cup: 1981 and 1986
Heinrich Cup/Chibuku Cup/Heroes & Unity Cup: 1983
Champion of Champions: 1986


CECAFA Cup: 1984 in Kenya
MPLA Trophy: 1986 in Angola


Super League: 2005, 2006 and 2010
Mosi Cup: 1994, 1996
BP Top 8: 1995, 2008
Coca Cola Cup: 2004
Barclays Cup: 2004, 2010
Charity Shield: 2006, 2011
COSAFA Cup: 1998


Zambian Coach of the Year: 2005, 2009 and 2010


Appointed by CAF President Dr.Ahmad as CAF Media Expert. An expert on African football with over 13 years experience ,always with an ear to the ground with indepth knowledge of the game. I have worked for top publications including 7 years at until i founded to quench the thirst of football lovers across the continent. I have trained young upcoming journalists who are now a voice in African football.I have covered World Cup,AFCON,CHAN,Champions League,Confederations Cup,Cecafa,Cosafa,Wafu and many other football tournaments across the World. Founder Football Africa Arena(FAA),Founder


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