Kapambwe Mulenga

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Kapambwe Mulenga (1963 – 1996) was a Zambian footballer.

He played for Zambia's most successful football team and defunct Nkana Red Devils FC and its successor Nkana FC as well as the national football team with whom he participated in the 1986, 1990 and 1994 (where Zambia lost in the finals against Nigeria) African Cup of Nations.

He was always a crowd favourite owing to both his hard play and comic antics on and off the field of play. Kapambwe made a name as one of the few footballers in the country to have played effectively as defender and midfielder for both club and country. Kapambwe fondly known as 'gentiile' played in the 1980s and 1990s when Zambian football was at its peak with local clubs like Nkana Red Devils, Power Dynamos, Mufulira Wanderers, Green Buffaloes and Kabwe Warriors competing fiercely at continental levels.

He briefly crossed over to Nkana's fierce rivals Power Dynamos before returning to Nkana and was later appointed assistant player-coach shortly before his death in 1996.

Kapambwe was an African Cup of Champions Clubs Silver medalist in 1990 when Nkana lost in final against JS Kabylie of Algeria in Lusaka and won a record 7 leagues titles with Nkana. He died early 1996 after a short illness in Kitwe, Zambia.

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