James Chamanga

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James Chamanga
Personal information
Full name James Chamanga
Date of birth (1980-02-02) 2 February 1980 (age 43)
Place of birth Luanshya, Zambia
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Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Red Arrows
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2002 Makumbi Stars
2002–2003 City of Lusaka
2003–2004 National Assembly
2005Zanaco (loan) 27 (10)
2005–2006 Bush Bucks F.C. 24 (7)
2006–2007 SuperSport United F.C. 23 (8)
2007–2008 Moroka Swallows F.C. 21 (14)
2008–2012 Dalian Shide 121 (30)
2013–2018 Liaoning F.C. 102 (40)
2019– Red Arrows
National team
2005–2015 Zambia 58 (17)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 1 July 2018.

† Appearances (goals)

James Chamanga (born 2 February 1980) is a Zambian football striker who plays for Red Arrows.

Club career

Chamanga scored a record-breaking five goals for Swallows in a 6–2 league win against Platinum Stars on 9 December 2007. This included a hat-trick between the 20th and the 24th minute.

In April 2008, Chamanga moved to Chinese Super League club Dalian Shide, after he scored 14 goals in ABSA Premier League for Moroka Swallows in the previous season.[1]

On 6 May 2012, Chamanga made his 100th league appearance for Dalian in a 4–1 home win against Tianjin Teda. He scored a hat-trick in this match.

He scored 14 goals for Liaoning Whowin in 2016 Chinese Super League, tied second on the scorers' ranking table.[2] He renewed his contract with Liaoning Whowin until 2018.

Chamanga suffered serious shoulder injuriy and fractured ribs when challenging for a header during the match against Guizhou Hengfeng on 8 July 2017,[3] but he recovered and decided to stay with team after its relegation to the China League One.

On 6 July 2018, Liaoning Whowin announced that Chamanga would no longer playing for the team, but participate in team management instead, indicating his retirement.[4]

At the end of March 2019, Chamanga came out of retirement and signed a 3-month contract with Red Arrows in Zambia.[5]

International career

Chamanga made his international debut on 26 February 2005 against Botswana and five months later he scored his first international goal in the COSAFA Cup semifinal against South Africa. His goal against Bafana Bafana earned him his first move abroad as the then South African Premier Soccer League side Bush Bucks signed him in 2005. After Bush Bucks were relegated in 2006 he signed with Supersport United where he was the club's top goalscorer for the 06/07 season.

He was part of the Zambian 2006 African Nations Cup team which finished third in group C in the first round of competition, thus failing to secure qualification for the quarter-finals. He netted Zambia's opener against Sudan (2008 African Nations Cup) in the Chipolopolo's 3-0 win. Chamanga also scored Zambia's first goal at the 2006 African Nations Cup against Tunisia.


National team


  • Africa Cup of Nations: 2012


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  5. Red Arrows Sign James Chamanga On 3months Deal, zambianfootballnews.com, 27 March 2019

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